MONROVIA, Liberia 31 July 2015 – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.
IOM is responsible for clinical and operational management of one Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County. Tubmanburg ETU, Bomi and Buchanan ETU, Grand Bassa stopped admitting patients on 15 April. The 2 ETUs have been decommissioned with responsibility for EVD health services transitioned to CHTs.
Since 18 November 2014, when the first ETU was opened, 133 patients have been admitted, 12 survivors have been discharged and there have been 15 EVD-related death
With the onset of the lean season, coping strategies worsened and were reported the worst in the South East and in Bong County.
Food prices remained relatively stable while wage rates and terms of trade rose, especially in Bong County.
· There are currently six confirmed cases in this most recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Margibi and Montserrado counties. Two of these are deceased, two have been discharged from an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), while the remaining two will be discharged as soon as they test negative. There is still no definitive information on the original source of transmission.
· As of 21 July 2015, there are 22 contacts being followed up in Margibi and 17 contacts in Montserrado.
By Anita Dullard, IFRC
Every day hundreds of people cross the Mano River bridge, at Bo-waterside in Grand Cape Mount county—on foot, in taxis and in trucks. This is the main border crossing between Liberia and Sierra Leone, a well-worn path between the closely connected communities along either side of the river.
Many depend on this crossing to see their kin, to trade, and to make their living.
Augustine Ballah never doubted Ebola was real. As the Kolahun District Health Officer in Lofa County, where the virus first entered Liberia, he believed the warnings and took all the precautions.
Even though he works in the rural northeastern tip of Liberia, just a few kilometers from the borders with Guinea and Sierra Leone, he nevertheless kept himself well informed about the disease and shared his knowledge with others.
In late June, several new Ebola cases were discovered in Liberia, nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free. WFP mobilized its response immediately, dispatching food to the affected areas within 24 hours to support community efforts to self-contain and prevent further spread of the virus.
“As soon as we heard of the new outbreak, we hit the ground fast with a food response," said WFP Programme Officer, Amos Ballayan. “We’ve built up a lot of experience responding to Ebola since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2014.”
Appeal Target: US$ 2,639,966 Balance Requested: US$ 2,634,062
LBR151, originally issued 12 June 2015, is now being reissued due to withdrawal of Church World Service (CWS) programme and adjustments to LDS & LCL proposals to include education activities as well as corrections to previous document.
Geneva, 21 July 2015
Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | lundi 20/07/2015 - 19:49 GMT
Les quatre derniers malades d'Ebola au Liberia ont été déclarés officiellement guéris lundi et le pays se retrouve à nouveau avec zéro cas connu, ont annoncé les autorités sanitaires.
La clinique Elwa II de Monrovia, la capitale, a par ailleurs indiqué que quatre personnes considérées comme des contacts des six cas confirmés (deux décédés et les quatre sortis lundi) avaient également quitté l'établissement, six restant en observation.
Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Monday 7/20/2015 - 19:20 GMT
Liberia discharged its last four Ebola patients on Monday, leaving the west African nation with no known cases of the deadly tropical fever.
The two men and two boys -- part of a cluster of six new confirmed cases -- were released from the ELWA II clinic in Monrovia after making a full recovery.
"This is a clear indication that we are capable of facing the outbreak whenever there is one," deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah told reporters at the treatment unit.
As countries with cases of Ebola virus disease work tirelessly to get to zero cases, efforts are already underway to re-train health workers and return them to the workforce. In May, a pilot training programme was completed in Lofa County, Liberia.
Nearly two months after being declared Ebola free, Liberia reported its first new case during the week of July 3, 2015. A Case Finding Team was immediately deployed from the neighboring county (Montserrado) to share their knowledge and help stem the spread.
During the acute phase of the outbreak, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported 5,000 Active Case Finders in and around the nation's capital Monrovia.
Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Wednesday 7/15/2015 - 20:30 GMT
by Zoom DOSSO
A resurgence of Ebola in Liberia is likely to have originated in a survivor still carrying the virus, scientists said Wednesday as the country announced a second death in the new outbreak.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said the genetic sequence of the virus sampled from the 17-year-old victim at the centre of the first cases for three months did not match variants circulating in neighbouring Guinea or Sierra Leone.
3832 Out Patient Department attendance in the clinics in the three refugee camps
4809 Refugee primary school students receive stationary
720 Refugee youth enrolled in vocational skill learning in the three refugee camps
1 New asylum seeker registered