https://www.engineeringnews.co.za

Mobile app connects Ebola survivors

Mobile app connects Ebola survivors

Photo by Reuters

5th January 2015

  

Font size: - +

In the wake of Ebola, which the World Health Organisation reports has claimed 7 989 lives to date, survivors of the hemorrhagic disease can now share public health advice and reduce the stigma they face through a new interactive mobile app.

The app, which forms part of the West African multimedia campaign #ISurvivedEbola, was launched in Guinea on Monday. The first Guinean survivor Camara Fantaoulen piloted the app, stating: “Yes, I survived Ebola, thanks to the help of the brave healthcare workers who treated me. And I’ve learned that together we can defeat this virus and protect our families and communities.”

Funded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, #ISurvivedEbola is part of the #TackleEbola initiative and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s $100-million commitment to providing Ebola relief. PCI Media Impact implemented the campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund.

”The app gives a human face to survivorship and … [the] new digital components of the [#ISurvivedEbola] campaign extend our reach beyond West Africa, allowing [survivors'] stories to be seen and heard globally,” Vulcan Productions GM and creative director Carole Tomko stated.

Campaign staff in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea were currently giving survivors smartphones installed with the app with support from the charity fundraising website GlobalGiving.

Campaign staff expected survivors in all three countries to use the app within two weeks. Their updates would be shared globally on the newly launched #ISurvivedEbola website.

“The campaign is really accelerating, especially in the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak,” noted PCI Media CEO Sean Southey.

Edited by Tracy Hancock
Creamer Media Contributing Editor

Comments

Showroom

Multotec
Multotec

Multotec, recognised industry leaders in metallurgy and process engineering help mining houses across the world process minerals more efficiently,...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Our intelligent surface drill rigs bring the latest technology to surface mining applications. Designed to work in the toughest operating...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.854 0.917s - 159pq - 4rq
Subscribe Now