Oct 15, 2014 – Facebook Founder & Wife Donate $25M For Ebola Eradication
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla have donated a whopping $25M to the United States of America to help contain the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the US.
On his Facebook page yesterday, Mark said:
“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 one 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.”
The deadly virus has killed over 4000 people in West Africa and has infected more than 7400 people since the beginning of the year.
Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda donated $50M last month to contain the deadly virus in West Africa.