The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,136 this week, according to WHO Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,565.
The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,943, with a total of 2,358 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
As part of the Government-led four-day emergency health campaign in Forécariah to end the Ebola outbreak, UNICEF and partners organized 2,120 community and health workers into 495 teams that visited more than 60,000 households in the prefecture. The teams educated householders about how to protect themselves against the disease and provided them with a supply of soap. UNICEF is now preparing for a similar campaign in Coyah.
In addition to its social mobilization work in Forécariah, UNICEF sensitized another 61,284 people nationwide about Ebola.
UNICEF and partners distributed 5,716 household WASH kits benefitting 40,012 people in Ebola-affected areas, bringing the total number of household WASH kits distributed to 240,526 and the total number of UNICEF beneficiaries to 1.7 million people.
The Government, with UNICEF support, launched the second round of the measles immunization campaign which started on 18 April 2015 in 13 districts.
UNICEF continued to support children that have lost one or both parents due to Ebola. UNICEF’s partners this week identified 139 new orphans, bringing the total number registered so far to 5,596. Orphans receive package of support that, depending on their requirements, include cash transfers to their caregivers, school supplies and food.