Mark Zuckerberg is emerging from behind the facade of Facebook and becoming a huge factor in the worldwide fight to end the Ebola epidemic. The Associated Press reported today that Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be donating $25 million to the CDC so that they can further address the disease.
The grant, which is being made from Zuckerberg and Chan's fund at the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation, follows a $9 million donation made last month by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Apple—it's your turn to step up.
The money will reportedly be used in the CDC's prevention efforts in the African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as anywhere else in the world that is threatened by Ebola. As of Oct. 8, there have been 8,400 total cases of Ebola in West Africa and 4,033 total deaths, according to the CDC.