The Ghanaian branch of Vodafone together with Kirusa have launched of ‘Ebola Public Health Project. The project will work under the Vodafone’s Ghana Foundation’s ‘Mobile for Good’ initiative, on Kirusa’s platform.
The initiative, which started last year in November, will be giving out content on the Ebola Outbreak to all Vodafone subscribers for free. Kirusa on the other hand will be supporting incoming clls from other networks as well as, international sources to retrieve the same content. This programme will run up to April 2015.
Nana Yaa Afriyie Ofori-Koree, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation and Sustainability said, ” ‘Mobile for Good’ is one of our integral projects to support various organisations that are using mobile technology to solve socio-economic challenges across the country. With the launch of the initiative, we are reiterating our promise to invest more into the communities we serve, reach out to people in need and promote high standards in the telecommunication industry. The Ebola epidemic has taken a huge toll in West Africa. This is our endeavour to spread awareness amongst our countrymen and make Ghana an Ebola free country. We are delighted to partner with Kirusa, facilitating us to take this initiative to as many people as possible.”
Inderpal Singh Mumick, Chief Executive Officer of Kirusa, said, “We are honoured to have been selected by Vodafone Ghana for this unique initiative. We believe that through this project, knowledge about Ebola and its avoidance will be enhanced to a great extent, hopefully saving many lives. We are delighted to be a part of this initiative with Vodafone.”