Quick Look Post

Name: # ISurvivedEbola


Publisher: PCI Media Impact in collaboration with UNICEF

Devices: Although described as an App this is in fact a mobile friendly website.

Available from: Online from: http://isurvivedebola.org/

Price: free.

Type of information: Video, news and television broadcasts.

For: All health care and medical professionals interested in the topic of infectious disease.

  • Main pros – Directly based on patients’ experiences, lots of resources from African sources.
  • Main cons – Content based on website, mobile-friendly but not an App.

#ISurvivedEbola is the result of a project backed by UNICEF which aims to support survivors of the Ebola Virus. Although the subject has become less prominent in the news recently the problem persists and life for survivors remains difficult.

In an effort to combat the stigma and rejection some survivors face survivors in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were given smartphones to help them to share their experiences with others.

The site includes a number of related resources, there are links to performances and plays responding to the epidemic. Also interesting are the links to news reports and television broadcasts, many of which come from the West African media giving an interesting local perspective.

A link to both a broadcast of a survivor’s story and a radio drama inspired by the Ebola crisis.

The website also has it’s own Twitter feed and Facebook page which are well used. It can be found at http://isurvivedebola.org/

All posts on this blog are subject to the SGUL Library’s guide to mobile resources disclaimer, please take the time to read it carefully.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s