Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EcoHealth Alliance on Ebola

A few years ago Cosimo joined the "1 % for the Planet" network of  businesses dedicated to supporting the environment.  Among the organizations Cosimo is proud to support is EcoHealth Alliance, which in recent months has quickly become a trusted source of expert research, knowledge, and advice on the most recent Ebola outbreak.

Parviez Hosseini, a mathematician and ecologist at EcoHealth Alliance, was mentioned in an article in Mother Jones about flight patterns. Kevin Olival, a disease ecologist and evolutionary biologist, was interviewed in an article for Wired about disease carrying animals. Jonathan Epstein, a veterinarian and epidemiologist, was quoted in articles on Public Radio International about deforestation, on Aljazeera about border control, as well as on CCTV.

"Right now, we are facing the worst Ebola outbreak in history, as a result of mankind's continued destruction of our environment and wildlife habitats worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance is the only organization working to protect human health from emerging infectious disease outbreaks, like Ebola, and we are already fighting to prevent the next infectious disease outbreak from happening while millions of dollars are now being devoted to contain this current Ebola outbreak," said Shari Sampson, the director of corporate and donor relations at EcoHealth Alliance. To learn more about the actions EcoHealth Alliance is taking against Ebola, visit their featured story page, or their programs section.

About EcoHealth Alliance
EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation, wildlife protection, and the control and prevention of disease. Using research, education, training, policy 
initiatives, and global partnerships, EcoHealth Alliance fights the effects of damaged ecosystems and human-wildlife interaction. Headquartered in New York, the organization works in more than 20 countries worldwide.

About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet's mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

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