Surviving Ebola – One Woman’s Brilliant and Simple Invention

The news about the Ebola Virus has been grim. Very few people survive.

Yet 22 year old Fatu Kekula cared for four relatives and didn’t become infected herself. Fatu is a nursing student and understood the importance of protecting herself from the virus.


She wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and over that a trash bag. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask. It was an arduous and time-consuming process, but Fatu was religious about it, never cutting corners.

Her protection method is now being taught to others in West Africa who do not have access to medical care. Simple and effective solution for thousands who are at risk.

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