Ebola survivors in West Africa to share stories via mobile app, to help fight stigma

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  • Monday, 05 Jan 2015

SPREADING AWARENESS: The campaign, called #ISurvivedEbola, is funded by US philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft Paul G. Allen's foundation which has committed US$100mil to fight the disease.

DAKAR: Ebola survivors in the three West African countries worst hit by the epidemic will share their stories through a mobile application to be launched Jan 5, in a UNICEF-backed campaign to inform and fight stigma around the disease. 

The Ebola outbreak, the worst on record of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever, has killed over 7,900 people with more than 20,000 cases recorded mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

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