Epidemics and natural calamities part of the modern day world and when they strike, the damages are phenomenal. Recently, the city of Vizag saw the devastation caused by the Hudhud cyclone. While the restoration efforts are on, something bigger is happening far away in Africa.
The Ebola virus has been plaguing countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and other places of West Africa and so far 5000 have died. As a result, efforts are on to combat it and the social media giant Facebook has put his hands. They have actually come up with a ‘donate’ button on its users profiles.
The proceeds of this donation would go to three major organizations working at the ground level in Africa to deal with Ebola. A $25 million was made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan already for prevention of Ebola and they are also setting up 100 satellite communications to enhance the internet connection and phone services. This is truly a commendable effort.