Sebastian Muah, Erica Kochi and Christopher Fabian wrote a guest post on TechCrunch about how the tech sector can contribute to the Ebola response. Originally published on TechCrunch on October 29, 2014.
In our highly interconnected world, stopping Ebola is on everyone’s mind. The tech community has a significant role to play in the response because it offers solutions that can scale at the same rate as Ebola’s exponential growth. Many are already wondering how they can contribute. Over the past few weeks UNICEF has been contacted by more than 50 technology companies about the Ebola response.
Unless we move faster, the Ebola outbreak ravaging communities across West Africa will continue to spread. To turn the tide against Ebola, we need to address it at its source – in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where there are currently 1,000 cases a week with death rates of approximately 50 percent.