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Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group (EPSMPG) KRL International
The Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group (EPSMG) is a collection of over 80 companies, across all sectors of the economy, who are involved in advocacy, education and direct support to the global effort to respond to the Ebola Virus Disease. Most importantly, since the end of August, the EPSMG has set up operational teams in the affected countries coordinating with the front- line health and humanitarian response. Collectively the EPSMG members are building ETUs, leveling roads, making available logistics and infrastructure to donors and host governments, providing paid personnel to the sensitization campaigns, donating supplies including diesel fuel, chlorine, mattresses, vehicles, ambulances and communications equipment. They are also supporting financial appeals from the WHO, the World Bank, the UN and a number of first responders in the theatre of operations. To learn more, click here.

Ebola Response Initiative Jhpiego
With the Ebola crisis in West Africa intensifying, Jhpiego, an international, nonprofit health organization, has been ramping up efforts to provide critical, lifesaving infection prevention and control (IPC) assistance to the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, including updating the skills of health workers who deliver care to women and families in these countries. Learn more

Project HOPE's Response to the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Project HOPE 
Responding to a request from the government of Sierra Leone, on October 3rd, Project HOPE sent six infectious disease and disaster response and recovery experts to the country to assess how to help combat the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. Project HOPE was also approached by the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States, H.E. Bockari Stevens, to provide donations of items critically needed to contain the outbreak. Learn more
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Caterpillar, Inc. Caterpillar has consistently been committed to fight against extreme poverty and disease in Africa. The company has agreed to give an additional $1 million to the One Campaign in specific response to the Ebola epidemic.
 
Chevron Chevron Nigeria Limited donated two standard ambulances, as part of the Joint Venture's social investments in the area of health for the benefit of Nigerians.

Coca-Cola Coca-Cola has demonstrated commitment to ensuring that the crisis is under control through the donation of assorted medical supplies, safe drinking water and cash, among others.

DuPont Co. Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont has taken on more than $250,000 in air freight charges to help move stock of its six different types of Tychem PPE suits — from disposable to sanitizeable and reusable — around to where they are most needed.

ExxonMobil ExxonMobil has donated $150,000 to help fund public awareness. Although ExxonMobil is relatively new to Liberia, company leaders recognize the importance of public heath in every region and sector in which the company operates.

FedEx To date, Direct Relief has sent more than $620,000 (wholesale) in medical aid to health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone. As the virus spreads, flights traveling to infected countries have become limited, thus FedEx has eagerly agreed to provide assistance with Direct Relief's transportation needs. 

General Electric General Electric has donated $2 million to strengthen the fight against the Ebola disease.

Kosmos Energy Kosmos Energy has donated $325,000 to the Government of Ghana to procure critical equipment for 3 Ebola Centers in Ghana. This donation was done in preparation for any outbreak of EVD in Ghana.

PwC Liberia Making a $1,000 donation on behalf of PwC Liberia, Mr. Tweh Tommy said it was the company's way of helping the community during this period of national emergency where everyone is endeavoring to stand up to the fatal Ebola virus.
 
Shell Shell has also donated an ambulance and two trucks to the cause, with petroleum to last six months. Additionally, donations from Shell staff members will be matched.
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IBM Using Big Data to Track Ebola in West Africa Computer Business Review 10/27/14

IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; a donation of IBM Connections technology in Nigeria to strengthen the Lagos State government's preparedness for future disease outbreaks; and a global platform for sharing Ebola-related open data... Read More

Microsoft Offers Cloud-Computing Tools in Fight Against Ebola NBC News

Microsoft on Monday announced it will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus. "One of the things tomorrow morning we're going to do is make available Azure computer power to the research community," CEO Satya Nadella said at a presentation in San Francisco. Azure is the name of Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, essentially a group of data centers that allow users to access large amounts of information and computing power remotely over the Internet... Read More

Global Cocoa Sector Joins Fight Against Ebola World Cocoa Foundation

Week - Long Campaign by World Cocoa Foundation Nets $600,000 for West Africa Effort 
During the opening of its 26th Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced a donation of $600,000 to fight Ebola in West Africa. The money was solicited from WCF member companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies