The Ebola epidemic continues to ravage numerous West African communities and has overwhelmed their healthcare facilities. The World Health Organization estimates that about 8.5 million children and youth under 20 live in Ebola-affected areas. Children in these areas are not only at risk of getting infected, but also at risk of being orphaned and stigmatized in their communities and falling behind on their education. The other devasting effects of this virus include economic hardship and the looming threat of political instability in these areas.
UNICEF sent 2,977 metric tons of life-saving supplies to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone between August and November 2014. It has also built basic health facilities in rural regions, coordinated Ebola awareness efforts, and trained mental health and social workers in Liberia. With your donations, UNICEF can do even more to stop Ebola. Please support UNICEF's critical role in these countries by donating to this fundraiser.
For more information, visit www.unicef.org/emergencies/ebola/
About Young African MBAs (Y.A.M.):
Young African MBAs (Y.A.M.) is a young and dynamic organization that is making formidable efforts in helping to bridge the gap of management talent in Africa today.
Founded in 2012 by four MBAs from Harvard, Kellogg, The Wharton School and Duke University, Y.A.M. continues to successfully leverage the collective talents and resources of its over 700 members and partner organizations to function as an educational resource, and networking platform for dynamic Africa-focused business individuals.