Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have just announced a few hours ago that they will be donating $25 Million Dollars towards helping fight this Ebola pandemic that has hit Africa hard. Another patient has died in from this outbreak and all hands need to work together to stop this as it has already killed thousands and the Zuckerbergs are committed to helping stop Ebola before it becomes more expensive and difficult to control.
Mark’s Statement reads:
“Priscilla and I are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed.
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.
We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.
Grants like this directly help the frontline responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more.
We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control.”
I believe more people in the business community will also step up in financing the fight against Ebola. More than that we believe there are some medical innovators out there working on a cure, if you are reading this we encourage you to also play your role in helping with this pendamic in which ever way you can.
Nunnovation will continue to raise awareness until the battle that is Ebola is won. We salute Mark and Priscilla on this act of selflessness.