Yaya Toure, Idris Elba, Patrick Vieira, others join ‘The Africa United campaign’ against Ebola


‘The Africa United Campaign’ launched on
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, to help fight get rid
of the Ebola virus disease before the 2015 African
Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea has seen some
footballers and a Hollywood actor take part in the
awareness campaign.
Footballers who have joined the campaign include:

Ivory Coast and Manchester City striker, Yaya
Toure, France legend, Patrick Vieira, Sierra Leone
and Columbus Crew star, Kei Kamara, former
footballer, Fabrice Muamba along with England
footballers, Andros Townsend, Carlton Cole and
Hollywood actor, Idris Alba .
Speaking on ‘The Africa United campaign’ Yaya
Toure said: ‘I could not sit back without doing
something to help fight Ebola, ‘(The campaign) pays
tribute to the many, many African heroes who are
in the villages, towns and cities using their skills,
resourcefulness and intelligence to battle Ebola.’

While Idris Alba whose parent are from Sierra
Leone and Ghana said:
‘For me the battle against Ebola is a personal one,
‘to see those amazing countries in West Africa
where my father grew up and my parents married
being ravaged by this disease is painful and

The campaign was backed by the US Center for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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