UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #8, 2 April 2014

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 02 Apr 2014

Key Points

• The total number of suspected and confirmed Ebola cases reported in Liberia has risen to 14, and related deaths have risen to six

• The number of confirmed cases still stands at two, including one patient who died last week in Lofa County and one patient who is in isolation at a hospital in Margibi County

• Samples from the new suspected cases have been taken for testing in Guinea

• A small team from MSF is arriving from Guinea today to discuss extending MSF support to Liberia with funding from ECHO, which has committed 800,000 EURO to the response in the sub-region

• A small team of experts from the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) will arrive in the coming days to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW)

• UNICEF’s Deputy Representative held separate meetings with the Minister of Health and an ECHO representative to discuss past, present and future collaboration to control the outbreak • UNICEF C4D materials are now in circulation in Lofa, Margibi and Montserrado Counties, and are being utilized by County Health Teams, workers and volunteers, as well as key partner organizations