How mobile data and services can contribute to Ebola response

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Nearly a year after the first case of Ebola was reported in West Africa, the epidemic still rages, having claimed more than 5,100 lives to date and acknowledged as the largest outbreak in history. Local governments, international organizations and aid groups – to list but a few – are scrambling to put together a coherent and effective response to the crisis; both preventative and treatment-based. One group making a significant contribution to the Ebola response – but with little publicity – are telecoms companies across Africa, who are leveraging their existing infrastructure, data, brand awareness and trust to provide information...

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