SAN FRANCISCO – Paul Allen today warned that the Ebola fight isn’t over, as he gathered top scientists and technologists for a conference on the ongoing fight against a disease that has largely faded from the U.S. consciousness after raising widespread alarm last year.
“Ebola has continued to be an unpredictable and devastating opponent,” Allen said. “Despite tremendous progress, there remain persistent gaps that must be closed if we are to reach zero cases of Ebola and stay there.”
The Microsoft co-founder has donated $100 million to fight the disease through his philanthropic foundation, and has sent 8,000 smartphones to West Africa in order to fight the disease. He’s also pushing for greater innovation both in terms of technological solutions and international collaboration to better address the current outbreak and future crises.
Stay tuned to GeekWire for more coverage of today’s conference.