Collective Global Impact

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


Facebook Group Members


Countries with Active Local Response Efforts


Local Response Groups

16+ Million

Supplies Delivered by the Global Community

Our Methodology

Open Source Medical Supplies tracked the combined datset of community-made PPE and medical supplies at a global level from March through August 2020. We manually collected the data through community-driven public statements where members of our 72,000 person Facebook group would post their group’s (and sometimes individual) weekly production data. Here’s an example of our weekly tally collection. We chose to leverage public Facebook Group posts, rather than using survey forms, to increase transparency and validity. Data submitted by 300+ partnering organizations was vetted before it was included in our reporting. The 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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