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Ebola Situation Report (Sitrep No. 13) as at 08:00 Hrs; 18th April, 2014

1. Current Situation in the field

  • Zero case reported. Cumulative total of suspected/probable/Confirmed cases remain 27 with 13 attributable deaths. (CFR 48%).

  • 61 new contacts established: 54 in Foya and 8 in Margibi County. The aggregated number of contacts generated has increased to 98. Contacts completing 21 days follow up are 32.

  • The total number of inpatient in admission remains two.

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Ebola Situation Report (Sitrep No. 12) as at 08:00 Hrs; 16th April, 2014

1. Current Situation in the field

  • One suspected case reported from Sacleapea, Nimba County. Cumulative total of suspected/probable/Confirmed cases is now 27 with 13 attributable deaths. (CFR 48%).

  • Six new contacts established. The aggregated number of contacts generated is 33. 32 have completed 21 days follow up.

  • The total number of inpatient in admission is two.

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April 17, 2014 Press Release on the Ebola situation in Liberia

The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and partners, is exerting frantic efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in the country. Some of the concrete steps taken include the establishment of a laboratory to test for Ebola and Lassa Fever in Liberia at the Liberia Biomedical Research Center (LIBR).

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Impacting West Africa: Transforming People’s lives in Liberia through Microfinance

Contents

Microfinance Transforming Lives p. 1

Meet the first Microfinance Client of Access Bank Liberia p. 2

Developing the Private Sector and Promoting Financial Inclusion p. 3

Successes and Challenges of the Financial Sector in Liberia p. 3

Achieving Transparency & Good Governance p.4

Infrastructure Development: Increasing People’s Access to Services p. 5

Access Bank: Milestones and Future Outlook p. 5

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Liberia + 1 other
UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #16, 16 April 2014

Key Points

 One additional suspected case of Ebola was reported in Saclapea, Nimba County, raising the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases to 27, including 13 Ebola-related deaths, for a case fatality rate of 48%.

 The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.

 Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.

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Ebola Situation Report (Sitrep No. 11) as at 23:00 Hrs; 13th April, 2014

  1. Current Situation in the field
  • One suspected case reported. One death reported in Margibi. Cumulative deaths are 13: Lofa (n-9), Nimba (n-1), Margibi (n-2) and Montserrado (n-1).
  • One lab. Confirmed positive case in Margibi County.
  • To date a cumulative total of 26 suspected/probable/Confirmed cases with 13 attributable deaths (CFR 50%) have been reported. Six confirmed positive
  • One specimen collected in Bong County
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Liberia: Ebola virus disease outbreak Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRLR001

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Guinea recorded early this year 134 suspected cases of febrile illness and 83 deaths in Forest Guinea Region, with a fatality rate of 69 per cent. The highest concentration of cases and deaths are in the following areas: Guékédou (80 cases/ 54 deaths); Macenta (26 cases/ 14 deaths) and Conakry (15 cases/ 4 deaths).

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #14, 10 April 2014

Key Points

• The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola is 25, with 12 related deaths.

• The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at five.

• Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (4), Nimba (3), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.

• Staff from MSF and the US Department of Defense-run Lassa fever laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone, have arrived in Liberia.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #13, 9 April 2014

Key Points

  • The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola now stands at 22, with 12-Ebola related deaths. The two additional deaths were added retroactively to the death toll and thus do not reflect overnight developments.

  • The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at five.

  • President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attended today’s the daily meeting of the National Task Force (NTF) on Health Emergencies, where she thanked the group and reiterated her commitment to the Ebola response.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #12, 8 April 2014

Key Points

  • The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 21, five of which were confirmed and 10 of which resulted in death.

  • Foya District, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the outbreak.

  • A two-person MSF team is due to arrive in Liberia tomorrow (9 April) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW).

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #11, 7 April 2014

Key Points

  • 21 suspected and probable Ebola cases and 10 Ebola-related deaths have been reported to date.

  • Total number of Ebola confirmed cases in Liberia stand at 5 as of today.

  • UNMIL Radio and the Liberian Broadcasting System began airing its daily, 30-minute talk show on Ebola today.

  • The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) updated its Ebola action plan and related response budget, which now stands at US$2.17 million.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #10, 4 April 2014

Key Points

  • Four new suspected Ebola cases and one new Ebola-related death were confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW).

  • The total number of suspected cases now stands at 18, including seven related deaths - Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Margibi and Montserrado remain the main counties of concern.

  • The MoHSW has updated its original US$ 1.2 million emergency response budget reflecting contributions made by various partners to date.

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Liberia + 1 other
Ebola Victim's Family Quarantined

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AllAfrica

BY C. WINNIE SAYWAH-JIMMY, 3 APRIL 2014

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Two New Ebola Deaths in Liberia, Health Minister Confirms, Seven Total

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AllAfrica

BY AL VARNEY ROGERS, 3 APRIL 2014

Monrovia — A woman confirmed to have traveled to the Firestone Plantation Camp in Liberia with the deadly Ebola virus has been pronounced dead.

Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale told the weekly Ministry of Information press briefing Thursday that the death now brings to total death in Liberia since the outbreak started to seven.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #9, 3 April 2014

Key Points

• The official number of suspected and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 14, with six related deaths, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) is investigating several unconfirmed reports.

• Additional samples from suspected cases are en route to the MSF-affiliated lab in Guékédou, Guinea, via Lofa County, Liberia.

• The Ebola Emergency Coordinator from MSF-Guinea arrived in Liberia yesterday (2 April) for a three-day visit to assess and advise the MoHSW on its response to the crisis.