Facebook has joined the fight against Ebola by providing its users with an option to donate directly to three non-profit Ebola relief charities including International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children.
Users can donate to the charities through a ‘Donate’ button that they will find at the top of their News Feeds. Apart from this initiative, the social networking giant is donating 100 satellite communication terminals in a bid to boost internet services and voice-calling access for aid workers who are working and helping out in Ebola-hit areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Mark Zuckerberg has already announced that he and his wife are going to donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to battle the disease.
“We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decade’s at large scale, like HIV or polio”, he wrote at the time.
Ebola has been dubbed as one of the worst plagues of all times ans has already caused nearly 5k deaths in West Africa.