UNICEF Guinea Ebola Situation Report, 15 April 2015



· The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,124 this week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,564.

· The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola 7rose to 1,933, with a total of 2,347 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.

· UNICEF’s activities this week focused to a large extent on preparing for the four-day emergency health campaign in Forécariah starting on 12 April 2015. UNICEF’s supply and WASH teams sent soap and other supplies, while the Communications for Development (C4D) team prepared and trained social mobilizers, crafted health and hygiene-related messages, and helped organize radio broadcasts. The health team ensured that facilities had essential medicines to treat a range of common illnesses that might be identified as part of the sweep.

· In addition to its intensified efforts in Forécariah, UNICEF continued its regular work as part of the Ebola response.

· Countrywide, UNICEF and partners distributed 8,157 household WASH kits benefitting 57,009 people in Ebola-affected areas. This brought the total number of household WASH kits distributed to 240,526 and the total number of beneficiaries to 1.6 million people.

· UNICEF and its C4D partners also delivered 875 educational talks, 469 mass sensitization sessions, 2,033 home visits and 1,021 door- to-door sensitizations reaching a total of 39,654 people.