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Actress Olivia Wilde says Ebola crisis is far from over

Actress Olivia Wilde campaigns to remind world that Ebola crisis is far from over

Actress Olivia Wilde says Ebola crisis is far from over

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is campaigning to remind the world that the Ebola crisis is far from over.

The 31-year-old actress, who appeared in the TV medical drama "House" and soon will be co-starring in the Christmas holiday comedy "Love The Coopers," came to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday in a different role -- as executive producer of the award-winning short documentary on Ebola "Body Team 12."

She told about 100 ambassadors and diplomats that the film about a volunteer team collecting bodies at the height of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, touches on two issues that she cares deeply about: the rights of women and community health workers around the world, particularly in West Africa.

The Ebola epidemic has killed over 11,100 people mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.


Updated : 2021-03-01 00:33 GMT+08:00