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The DRC’s COVID-19 Response is Based on Approaches Tackling the Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared over today, almost two years since the first case was confirmed. The DRC Ministry of Health made the announcement after no new cases were...

Sierra Leone: Digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives

Mobile phones serving as digital “wallets” for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola crisis, according to a new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance. With economic instability, natural...

“PPP’s key to fighting international epidemics” – Airtel MD

In August 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally declared Ebola an International Public Health Emergency – the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in four-decade history of the disease. Since then, it has been a race against time...

Millicom to support AU in fight against Ebola

Millicom has revealed that it will be supporting the African Union's (AU) campaign, which is intended to raise funds to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. Mobile Operators across Africa including: Airtel and Airtel Nigeria, Econet Wireless, Etisalat, MTN...

How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While...

SES joins the fight against Ebola in West Africa

SES has launched an Ebola-focused education channel to be broadcast via satellite in West Africa. The channel, called “Fight Ebola”, will be available to both free-to-air TV viewers and Pay TV subscribers and transmitted from the ASTRA 2F satellite...

Rwanda: Liquid Telecom to assist with Ebola prevention

Liquid Telecom has revealed that it is set to donate USD 250,000 towards the prevention of Ebola in Rwanda. According to the company, the donation, handed over to Rwanda's ministry of health, is to supplement the government's prevention plan. The...

Zimbabwe: Econet joins fight against Ebola

Zimbabwe operator, Econet has joined the fight against Ebola. According to the operator, it has set up an Ebola Response Taskforce. The company revealed that the taskforce is made up of doctors and other specialists who report to a working...

IBM & Airtel to launch Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

Airtel, IBM Research Africa and Kenya's Echo Mobile have joined forces to launch several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The initiatives include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities...

LG donates 2000 smartphones to fight Ebola in West Africa

Samsung Electronics South Africa revealed earlier this week that it will be donating 3000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million (ZAR10,9 million) to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. LG is now doing the same. LG is expected to donate...
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