VIDEO: American actor Jeffrey Wright leads #CrushEbolaNow celebrity campaign

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“Ebola has not yet come into contact with modern medicine in West Africa. But when protocols for the provision of high quality ‘supportive care’ are followed, the case fatality rate for Ebola may be lower than 20 percent.”

~ Dr. Paul Farmer co-founder, Partners In Health

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On October 10th CNN debut a video appeal featuring Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, Dr. Paul Farmer, Forest Whittaker, Whoppi Goldberg, Idris Elba and other celebrities trying to raise awareness on ebola. The #CrushEbolaNow was put together by American actor Jeffrey Wright to encourage people to seek care. The campaign also encourages people to donate to an ebola survivors fund, and stresses on the point the ebola is not a death sentence. Hats off to Mr. Wright as usual, a leader of the pack. Follow the link below to donate to The Ebola Survival Fund.

The Ebola Survival Fund will support a coalition of community-based organizations working in Liberia and Sierra Leone in order to complement the efforts of the larger-scale programs being implemented by international organizations. All programming funded by the Ebola Survival Fund will support existing national plans in both Liberia and Sierra Leone in coordination with the United Nations Ebola response effort in order to fill key gaps in communities in rural areas. The Ebola Survival Fund is grateful to UNICEF for its support.”