Guinea

UNICEF Guinea Ebola Situation Report, 1 April 2015

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  • The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,068 this week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,492. The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,900, with a total of 2,314 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.

  • On 28 March 2015, Guinea’s president unveiled a 45-day plan containing 10 specific initiatives to end Ebola.

  • Six thousand young people and members of the Scouts continued their sensitization efforts via door-to-door visits, film nights and social gatherings, including a campfire sensitization with imams and other religious leaders in Coyah.

  • UNICEF and partners this week distributed 23,469 household WASH kits bringing the total number of beneficiaries in Ebola-affected areas to 1.6 million people. The WASH team also helped put in place measures to protect the population in the case of a potential cholera outbreak.

  • Providing support to the 715 children identified last week who have lost one of both parents due to Ebola remained a top priority. A total of 5,457 orphans have been registered.

  • Social mobilizers sensitized 37,472 people in Ebola-affected areas.

  • UNICEF received 1.5 million emergency doses of the measles vaccine for the upcoming vaccination campaign.