The current outbreak of EBOLA in West Africa, (first cases notified in March 2014), is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. There have been more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined. It has also spread between countries starting in Guinea then spreading across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia, by air (1 traveller only) to Nigeria, and by land (1 traveller) to Senegal.

The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have very weak health systems, lacking human and infrastructural resources, having only recently emerged from long periods of conflict and instability. On August 8, the WHO Director-General declared this outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Google has launched a campaign to fight Ebola. For every dollar you donate, Google will donate two dollars. Read here!

I, through my NGO, Mahadevi Foundation, have already done my bit!

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IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO EXTEND A HELPING HAND. Donate through whichever medium you feel comfortable!

 

Amit Bansal
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Director – eDominer Systems, Peopleware India, SQLMaestros

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