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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 Million to CDC to help Fight Ebola

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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help in the fight against Ebola.

He made the announcement today via his Facebook page:

Priscilla and I are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.

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 1 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.

We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control.

To learn more about the fight against Ebola: http://www.cdcfoundation.org/ebola-outbreak

13 Comments

  1. Lorna

    October 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    God bless you Mark for this kind and generous gesture…

  2. Opsy

    October 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Well done Mark! Ebola Research needs to be sped up…

  3. papermoon

    October 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Bless you…..

  4. jcsgrl

    October 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Oyibo..Priscilla and I…ghen ghen. Money speaketh and answereth. Una well done o!

  5. abubakar arafat

    October 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    thanks to mark, more of mark in nigeria. i doubt it

  6. Ben

    October 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    May God bless you big Uncle Mark.

  7. James K. Tarpeh

    October 15, 2014 at 12:40 am

    madam priscella, and your God bless Husband ,God Give you more,we want to say thanks a million for your donation ,we from Liberia say thanks,most especially us from Bomi county

  8. James K. Tarpeh

    October 15, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Madam Pricilla and your blessed husband God Give more blessing for remembering us in Africa most especially in Liberia (Bomi County)

  9. AYODEJI

    October 15, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Good Of him, I felt he only did this because Ebola has gotten to White countries *.. Remember Dangote also donated 50mill to help contain Ebolat too … White pple has Mark Zuckerberg, We have Aliko Dangote…heheheh….#YouCantSeeMe.

    • mogbo moya

      October 20, 2014 at 2:28 am

      Hahahaha how does that statement make you feel now. Professor? Mshewww

  10. blessing

    October 15, 2014 at 3:57 am

    see better people! Mark, may God bless you with ur beautiful soulmate wifey! May ur river of kindness never run dry for remembering those who are in need of help during this global problem.

  11. phebe

    October 18, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Thanks to you.

  12. Femi

    November 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

    God reward you abundantly. Mark.

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