A simple hygiene kit is playing a key role in the fight to contain Ebola in Liberia. The disease is often spread from one family member to another. The kits help families protect themselves — particularly important when treatment units are distant or full and family members must act as caregivers.
Each UNICEF kit contains soap, chlorine bleach, gloves, masks, gowns and other supplies along with detailed instructions for use. UNICEF has already distributed more than 50,000 of these kits, which are so critical to protecting children and families and preventing the disease's further spread.