Patient Monique Meating gets a closer look at a photo of health care worker Jerry Kollie on his PPE (personal protective equipment) at ELWA II’s Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Meating is suspected of having Ebola and is waiting on her test results. Meating saw Kollie’s photo, smiled and said that she recognized him from town.
The photo of Kollie was created by Occidental College professor Mary Beth Heffernan as part of her PPE Portrait Project, which involves photographing health care workers and making disposable, adhesive prints of their images which are then placed on the worker’s PPE.
ELWA II has one of the largest numbers of Ebola patients in Liberia at the moment and was the first ETU to open in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city.
(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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