Facebook has announced a new Donate feature for curtailing the deadly Ebola disease. This feature would soon start popping up on Facebook user’s News Feeds. This initiative highlights three charitable organizations to direct funds: International Medical Corps, American Red Cross, and Save the Children.
Earlier, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention towards the Ebola crisis, and he is not stopping on that as well because he wants people to take out time from liking their friends wedding or baby photos in order to take the Ebola cause seriously.
Facebook is also collaborating with UNICEF on an education campaign to integrate into users News Feeds that will educate the public on Ebola symptoms and the outbreak’s status in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Medical workers in afflicted countries will also benefit directly from Facebook’s coming emergency communications capacity to improve voice and data services in collaboration with NetHope.
“Response organizations estimate that for each patient, at least 10 other people will provide health care, contact tracing and other services that may require telecommunications, and improvements are most important in rural areas where infrastructure is weakest and case loads are highest,” Naomi Gleit, VP of Product Management and Chris Daniels, VP of Internet.org, said in a statement on the new initiatives.