The Global Editors Network, OSIWA - Open Society Initiative for West Africa - and Pan-Atlantic University of Lagos gathered the best media innovators in Nigeria to develop news prototypes to better prevent and cover Ebola. The event is set up with the support of Google and in partnership with ICFJ, International Center for Journalists.
And the Winner is...
VANGUARD, with EbolaGo.
The project is an information apps which gives the users all relevant information need on Ebola. Such information as news, write ups, photos, videos, data etc. The project is web , mobile and SMS based.
There is also a short code for Phone users where there is no internet, such phone users will send SMS *5215# which means EBOLA to the short code there they will get a list of information as to what we think is needed.
It also connects the users to doctors and doctors to users as well as hospitals.
Their apps 'draws information from all relevant site that have things to do with Ebola and other health issues.'
Audience choice to Ebola Yarn (TVC).
Thank you to all the participants, the speakers, the Jury, our host SMC (Pan-Atlantic University), OSIWA, our partner ICFJ and our sponsor Google.