Maria Bassou, Emily Gooding, Marianne Jahre
Partner: Avenir Analytics, Boston Children's Hopsital
The recent Ebola outbreak in Liberia prompted a vast international response from various governments, NGOs, and UN organizations. This ad-hoc effort was confronted with a significant challenge when required to coordinate the personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for response. The Ebola PPE Standards Project tracks the evolution and dissemination of PPE standards throughout the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and identifies ways in which the standardization of medical response equipment can be improved for future outbreaks.