Top international football players are joining forces with world football’s governing body FIFA, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and health experts to raise global awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against Ebola.
The “11 against Ebola” campaign, featuring Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm among others, promotes 11 simple health messages selected with the help of doctors and health experts from Africa, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization who are tackling the outbreak in West Africa.
Underneath the slogan “Together, we can beat Ebola” and the hashtag #wecanbeatebola, players share each message with the help of animated films, radio content, banners, posters and pictures in a multimedia campaign launched yesterday.
According to the World Health Organization, as of November 9, a total of 14,098 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported in six countries. There have been 5,160 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have seen the highest number of cases.