UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #32, 4 July 2014
As of 11 pm on 03 July, one (1) new suspected; two new (2) probable; and (1) new confirmed EVD cases have been reported. Reported new cases reflect Montserrado County data only. With these changes, the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases reported for Outbreak #2 now stands at one hundred-eight (108). A total of ten (10) cases have been reported among health workers, including nine (9) deaths.
A total of forty-nine (49) confirmed cases, including twenty-seven (27) from Lofa County, one (1) from Margibi County, and twenty-one (21) from Montserrado County are reported.
The total number of Ebola-related deaths for Outbreak #2 in confirmed, probable, and suspected cases now stands at seventy (70). Thirty-three (33) deaths have been confirmed as EVD positive cases.
Foya, Lofa County, and New Kru Town, Montserrado County, remain the epicentres of this Ebola outbreak. Priority areas for immediate action are burial procedure and response; comprehensive contact tracing; training of all health workers; and community cooperation and awareness.
The MOHSW presented a US$5.5. Million draft budget for response efforts through December 2014.
UNICEF continues to provide active and critical C4D, health and WASH sector support to the national Ebola response in coordination with National Task Force sub-committees. UNICEF also supported the production of the Crusaders for Peace prevention song and is currently supplying CDs to all radio stations.
UNICEF’s estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related Communications for Development (C4D), Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions stands at approximately US$1.59 million. The current funding gap has increased to US$1.27 million.