Are you a Facebook user? This is how you are contributing to the fight against the spread of Ebola

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Image Credit: www.cidrap.umn.edu

All Facebook users can rest assured that some of that ad money will be used for a good cause. In a charitable move, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, a physician, have made a $25 million donation to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This comes in a time when there are several international efforts to contain the spread of the lethal Ebola virus which according to BBC has reached over 4,000 deaths which have spread from Africa, America and Europe.

Zuckerberg wrote, explaining his motivation for the unexpected donation and said

“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 decades at large scale, like HIV or polio,”

Here at home,we have seen companies like Airtel come out to facilitate health workers through the ministry of Health in case of an Ebola epidemic.

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