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Millicom leads telecoms operators in supporting war against Ebola


Millicom has unconcealed that it will be supporting the African Union’s (AU) campaign, that is meant to boost funds to fight the Ebola in geographical region.

Millicom war against Ebola

Mobile Operators across the continent including: Airtel and Airtel Nigeria, Econet Wireless, Etisalat, MTN cluster and MTN African country, Orange, Safaricom, Vodacom and Vodafone Gold Coast square measure taking part during this campaign which can run between currently and therefore the finish of Gregorian calendar month 2014.

The initiative is going to be operating with the hashtag ‘#AfricaAgainstEbola’, and it expected to be meant to use a dedicated SMS platform so as to boost funds for the readying of African medical examiners to affected countries. The AU is leading the hassle under its African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) mission.

The SMS fundraising campaign can use the short code 7979 with native diversifications wherever technology needs. Customers are going to be asked to text ‘Stop Ebola’ to the current code so as to present in their individual countries.

Earlier in the week, Millicom chief operating officer Hans-Holger Albrecht, started that he is going to be stepping down from his position early in 2014.

The Ebola hemorrhagic fever occurrence has captured the eye of the many giant firms inside the ICT sector. Corporations like MTN, SES, Liquid medium, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all more responsible the occurrence in significant and impactful ways that.

The current occurrence in geographical region, (first cases notified in March 2014), is the largest and most complicated Ebola hemorrhagic fever occurrence since the Ebola was initial discovered in 1976. There are a lot of cases and deaths during this occurrence than all others combined.
With cases of the Ebola virus spreading across the continent, African Union (AU) is bent on using all available means to raise funds for the war against Ebola.

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