UNMEER (UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response)

Telecom support and equipment needed: Connecting ebola patients and family members in Ebola Treatment Units

  • Overview

    Ebola patients in isolation need to be able to talk and communicate with their families to support both their physical and mental recovery from this deadly virus. UNMEER is seeking partnerships with the telecommunications sector to provide technology services and equipment to enable patients inside Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) to communicate with their families from logistics bases.

    It is projected that there will be 60 ETUs. Skype will be use as the main client for voice communication for this project. Equipment needed could be ‘previously owned” – as long as skype can be used.

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS and EQUIPMENT NEEDS:
    Sat-comms:
    IP+ x 60 inc 18 month data subscription.

    Please note the equipment models listed are preferred. However, we would be open to donations from other companies.

    Smartphones: x 120
    •iphone
    •Samsung

    Tablets: x 600
    •ipad
    •Nexus
    •Samsung
    •Microsoft Surface Pro

    Laptops: x 600
    •Asus
    •Apple

    Generators:
    •3Kva x 30

    Further Information

    Preferred partnership types

    Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Good health and well-being; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Regions / countries / territories

    Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone

    Issue areas

    Health; Human Rights; Peace; Rule of Law

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Technology; Telecommunications

    Disasters

    West Africa: Ebola Outbreak