DIY Medical Supplies

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Many communities are facing acute shortages for key life-saving supplies.

This section is particularly concerned with DIY solutions that can serve people living in high-risk communities, such as dense informal urban settlements and refugee communities that may have limited access to potable water and soap. In particular, we are working to identify materials and approaches to make homemade masks and disinfectants.

And, remember, you can always get the best health information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Please make sure any information that you're spreading is backed up by a public health agency advice and published research.

1. DIY Face Masks

Research suggests that homemade masks are not as effective as surgical masks at preventing disease spread, however, many people will have no other options. This section will try to offer guidance on most-effectively making DIY masks.

2. DIY Disinfectants and soaps

There is a large list of disinfectants that have been tested on SARS-CoV-2 (the name of the virus) by the US Environmental Protection Agency. We intend to review this list, and find disinfectants that can be widely available to local populations in at-risk areas around the World. We will also upload

Other, more technical working groups:
"#FightCOVID19: Consider joining #projectopenair to co-create medical devices, such as open source ventilators, to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide:" They also have a Facebook Group: Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies