Mark Zuckerberg donates $25 million to fight Ebola

Udit Kulshrestha | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are donating $25 million to the Center for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.

Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post on Tuesday, adding that “we need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further … that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.”

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He said he believes the $25 million grant will be the quickest way to empower the CDC and experts—funding that can help front line responders set up care centers, train local staff and spot new Ebola cases.

“We are hopeful this will help save lives,” he wrote.

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