COLLECTIVE IMPACT

Coordinating Makers Globally

Local groups around the world have been producing millions of PPE and medical supplies since the onset of COVID-19. OSMS has been tracking their impact globally and helped facilitate the international sharing of best practices.

Fast Facts

73,500

Facebook Group Members

55

Countries with Active Local Response Efforts

750+

Local Response Groups

16+ Million

Supplies Delivered by the Global Community

When the world ran out of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) due to COVID-19, volunteer makers in 55 countries got to work. From the earliest days, OSMS helped coordinate their efforts, facilitated the sharing of designs and empowered international collaboration between maker groups.

Millions of pieces of PPE later, this is their story.

Making a Better Now – How 100,000+ Volunteers made Millions of PPE

When the world ran out of PPE, volunteer makers in 55 countries got to work. This is their story. www.makebetternow.com .

Posted by Prodigium Pictures on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

OSMS tracks the combined datset of community-made PPE and medical supplies at a global level since March 2020. Each individual dataset from 300+ partnering organizations is vetted and curated before it is included in our data reporting. The interactive OSMS Global Dashboard and additional interactive infographics below allow for a granular insight into the collective global impact of maker groups and volunteer fabricators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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