No doubt there will always be a debate about wasting water with the ALS challenge. But this is yet another one of a kind challenge. The soapy bucket challenge is self explanatory.
This challenge was started in order to raise awareness about the deadly epidemic –Ebola. The Ebola outbreak is the most dangerous virus disease, which has affected a large part West Africa. More than 3,000 people have been infected with Ebola, and more than 1,500 have died. The deadly epidemic has caused an uproar globally. The deadly Ebola epidemic has spread throughout Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and Nigeria. It is the worst-ever outbreak of the killer virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned it could take several months to bring the epidemic under control.
Though the disease has a high mortality rate of 90 percent if untreated, and since there has been no cure yet, safety measure need to be taken. Since there is no cure and the drug is yet to be invented, people are taking utmost care so as to steer clear of the viral disease. As Ebola can be spread through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, this soapy water bucket challenge is an attempt to raise awareness about the same. Simple measure like keeping yourself clean can prevent the outbreak of any viral disease.
Edith Brou was inspired by the ALS trend to create the Lather Against Ebola Challenge. There is no specific fund to donate to awareness of prevention is the key of this campaign. The Tech community in Côte d’Ivoire has started a Soapy Water Bucket Challenge to create awareness against the Ebola Virus.In this video Jean-Patrick Ehouman is taking the challenge. Watch the video below.