Facebook added a donate button on its social networking site in order to make a small contribution in battle with Ebola.
The social media company intends to set up approximately 100 satellite communication in West Africa. These satellites will improve both the phone and internet service in affected area.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and his wife initiated this program last month. They donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Zuckerberg stated that he only wants to make a contribution in the fight with this worst outbreak.
Moreover, the social networking website collaborated with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in order to give awareness to the people of West Africa through Facebook.
This week Facebook will launch three different buttons for donation on the users’ homepage. These three buttons will donate money to the International Federation of Red Cross, International Medical Corps and Red Crescent Societies.
Furthermore, the company stated the reason behind the selection of these three groups. The chief reason is that these charities work directly in the Africa. Therefore, they would be able to collect more money as compared to the other non-profit organizations.
Chris Weasler, head of connectivity planning in Facebook stated that these new units will offer connectivity to those regions where there is no coverage. These divisions will allow African people to contact with their relatives and health workers in case of any emergency.