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

15.1+ 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.

15.1+ million 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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