Tenneh Kennedy, R.N. (right) and Ben Smith, hygienist supervisor, talk with an unconfirmed Ebola patient in the “red zone” of the ELWA II ETU in Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia on Monday, March 9, 2015. The patient, a young girl, ended up testing negative for Ebola and was discharged.
Both health care workers wear a sticker with their portrait on their PPE, part of Occidental College professor Mary Beth Heffernan’s PPE Portrait project she has been working on in Liberia. PPE (personal protective equipment) is mandatory for all staff while working in the area with patients, called the “red zone.” The area is isolated and staff only enter to care for patients at designated times throughout the day, which means human contact for patients is minimal.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer) Mary Beth Heffernan, professor of art and art history at Occidental College, works in Monrovia the capital of Liberia, Africa in 2015. Professor Heffernan was there to work on her PPE (personal protective equipment) Portrait Project, which helps health care workers and patients fighting the Ebola virus disease in West Africa.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)
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