At the onset of the 2014 Ebola crisis, Paul G. Allen recognized the need to take immediate action. Swift response was responsible for slowing transmission rates and setting the stage for recovery efforts.
But tackling the disease was only the beginning.
Vulcan’s #ISurvivedEbola campaign was developed to educate the public about the Ebola virus. But it also took on the task of reducing stigma and promoting reintegration—shifting the international narrative from fear and despair to resilience and hope. How? Through a multi-dimensional communications campaign that shares the stories of Ebola survivors.
“The Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and it needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen.”
Paul G. Allen
"I heard about Ebola, but really I doubted it from the beginning.”
Ebola Survivor, Amadu Konneh
“I was happy to be Ebola-free, but when I came into my community, people were running away from me. They have now started coming closer,
Ebola survivor Koroma Memunatu
“Inviting and helping survivors tell their stories can help us relook at stigma and share lifesaving tips through actual survivors themselves.”
CEO of PCI Media Impact, Sean Southey
Action & Impact
Half of the population of West Africa was touched by the campaign
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8000+ smart phones were distributed to aid workers and survivors to help dispel myths about Ebola
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