Mark Zuckerberg donated $25 million to fight Ebola, and now Facebook’s using its unique reach to combat the disease. Today it will show a “Donate” button for three West African medical charities at the top of the News Feed in 30 countries including the US. You can donate here.
Facebook will pay for Feed ads promoting UNICEF posts of Ebola safety info in affected regions. And Facebook will donate 100 satellite Internet hotspots via NetHope to medical facilities and NGOs in remote areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These will let aid workers and patients use voice and web connectivity to battle Ebola and stay in touch with loved ones.