It was recently announced that Facebook is launching three different social media initiatives in an effort to control the Ebola crisis in Western Africa. By tracking Africa's Facebook users to warn them about the illness's symptoms, the platform can leverage their status and our data for good.
One of the awareness-raising social media initiatives provides an easy way to donate towards Save the Children, the International Medical Corps and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In partnership with UNICEF, Facebook is providing health education concerning ebola symptoms and treatment to targeted areas. Facebook is also collaborating with NetHope in order to offer emergency voice and data services to support medical and aid workers in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.