Jennifer Lawrence and her Hunger Games co-stars have teamed up with organizers at the Ebola Survival Fund to help raise awareness of the disease.
Jeffrey Wright helped to recruit his colleagues, including Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Julianne Moore, to shoot a new public service announcement (PSA), aimed at drawing attention to the potentially-deadly health battle still faced by millions in poverty-stricken West Africa, where medical aid is still needed.
In the video, the stars outline the differences faced by medical staff in the West African nations, compared to those in the U.S., stating, “The world is facing the largest Ebola outbreak in history, but the countries hit hardest are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
“Why? In Liberia, they had 50 doctors for 4.4 million people.”
The actors close the PSA with Hutcherson asking Lawrence what she would do if she was diagnosed with Ebola, to which she replies, “I’d be fine”, because she has “a lot of doctors (in the U.S.)”, explains Hutcherson.
Almost 20,000 cases of the disease have been reported since the Ebola outbreak began in December, 2013, while more than 7,500 people have died to date after contracting the virus.
You can watch the full PSA below:
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