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/
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 main page of the site features a montage telling the stories of survivors. This takes the narrative away from the news reports and medical treatment and focuses instead on the patients behind the headlines.
The website also has it’s own Twitter feed and Facebook page which are well used. It can be found at http://isurvivedebola.org/
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