Tackle Ebola is a coalition formed and funded by philanthropist and entrepreneur, Paul G. Allen to mobilize public, corporate, humanitarian and political support for getting to zero cases of Ebola in West Africa. The coalition is comprised of celebrities, sports stars, health and advocacy organizations, governments and corporations. Together, we can #TackleEbola.
About the Ebola Crisis
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses known to humankind, and the current outbreak is the largest in history, with more than 24,550 confirmed cases and more than 10,000 deaths. Ebola is not spread through water or air, and cannot be transmitted by a handshake or a hug alone. It is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids including saliva and sweat, and can also be spread through direct contact with objects, such as clothes, bedding, syringes or medical equipment, that have been contaminated with the virus. In December, Time Magazine identified its 2014 Person of the Year as the doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola through “tireless acts of courage and mercy.”