UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #34, 09 July 2014

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 09 Jul 2014

Key Points

  • As of 08 July, three (3) new suspected EVD cases have been reported in Liberia.

  • According to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed EVD cases reported for Outbreak #2 now stands at one hundred thirty-three (133). Of these, a total of sixty-two (62) are confirmed as EVD positive cases. The total number of deaths for Outbreak #2 in confirmed, probable, and suspected cases now stands at eighty (80). Thirty-eight (38) deaths have been confirmed as EVD positive cases.

  • Foya in Lofa County, and New Kru Town in Montserrado County, remain the epicentres of this Ebola outbreak.

  • According to the MOHSW, emphasis has been placed on improving case surveillance and tracking of contacts, as the number of actual cases could otherwise be under-reported.

  • UNICEF continues to provide active support to the response in coordination with National Task Force (NTF) sub-committees. On 8 July, UNICEF trained 50 religious leaders on how to sensitize their congregations on EVD, and provided the group with 50 flip charts and 1000 posters.

  • UNICEF’s estimated funding requirement for the EVD outbreak response is US$1.59 million. The current funding gap remains at US$1.27 million. Funding is urgently required to replenish supplies and continue support to the EVD prevention and response efforts.