Coming Together to Fight Ebola | Facebook Newsroom

“In times of crisis, people turn to Facebook to learn about what’s happening, share their experiences and offer support.

In the past few months, Ebola has directly impacted the populations of multiple countries in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization, there have been over 13,000 cases of this deadly disease around the world.

Today we are announcing three initiatives that we hope will help fight Ebola:

An easy way to donate – a Donate feature to raise awareness and funds for International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children

Health education – collaborating with UNICEF to show information on Ebola symptoms and treatment to people in targeted regions on Facebook

Emergency voice and data services – working with NetHope to provide vital communications capacity to medical and aid workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.”

via Coming Together to Fight Ebola | Facebook Newsroom.