Free Ebola app
International SOS has released a new mobile app designed to help share its medical and travel information on Ebola. The free app is now available on iOS and Android devices. It provides online, instant access to key sections from International SOS’s dedicated Ebola website.
Doug Quarry, medical director for information and analysis at International SOS, says: “The ongoing Ebola outbreak has become a global health emergency, where rapid communication of advice and information is absolutely critical. We know people want up-to-date, accurate information as quickly as possible. They want it from a trusted source, and they want it wherever they are. We designed this app to help meet that demand.”
The app is part of a wider International SOS communication initiative aimed at supporting the global fight against Ebola. Organisations in western Africa and beyond are using International SOS’s educational material, which has been translated into 21 local languages. Public awareness broadcasts are available and the app includes access to the video: Ebola – What business travellers need to know.
The International SOS website dedicated to Ebola (www.internationalsos.com/ebola) has been made freely available to all, removing the normal requirement for membership access. This site currently has around 10 000 visitors a day.
Quarry says: “Every day, we continue to get new calls from our members who have questions on Ebola. These might be calls from organisations with operations in western Africa, or from employees sitting at their desks in Europe. These members can get the latest, updated information from us, alongside easy access to the key facts. With our freely available website and the new Ebola app, the wider public can now also access this expertise.”