UNICEF Guinea Ebola Situation Report, 2 September 2015



 The total number of confirmed cases rose by two this week to 3,337 from 3,335. One case was in the commune of Ratoma in Conakry and one was in Dubréka. This is the first time in two months a new case has been reported in Dubréka. (WHO, Ebola Situation Report, 30 August 2015).

  • The number of confirmed deaths climbed to 2,077 with a total count of 2,529 confirmed and probable deaths.

  • In Conakry, the Ministry of Youth and Youth Employment joined the campaign being conducted by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Interior and Security to ensure drivers are not transporting corpses or sick people. For a fourth week, those involved in the campaign checked passengers’ temperature and asked them to wash their hands at all of Conakry’s major transport hubs and thoroughfares, including 12 mini-bus and taxi stations, 10 train stations and 34 boat embarkation points.

  • UNICEF and partners organized cash distributions to 58 parents and caretakers of 161 orphaned children. This brings the total number of orphans who have benefitted from cash transfers to 5,411 children out of 6,179 orphans registered.

  • Soap was delivered to 3,555 schools in 14 prefectures, including Conakry, to prepare for the reopening of schools after the summer break in October 2015. The supplies went to the 14 prefectures most affected by Ebola.

  • The supply section transported 30,000 family WASH kits to the region of Nzérékoré to support preventative health and hygiene promotion activities.

  • UNICEF has secured €500,000 in funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) to implement its “Children of Peace” programme. The grant will be used to support education activities as the country recovers from Ebola.