According to the WHO, there has been a significant decrease of Ebola cases from 21 confirmed cases in the last reporting period to four new confirmed cases during this week. The new confirmed cases were in Coyah (one) and Conakry (three). The total number of confirmed cases rose to 3,326.
The number of confirmed deaths rose from 2,063 to 2,069 this past week (six deaths including two children), with a total count of 2,520 confirmed and probable deaths.
Conakry remained the focus of social mobilization activities as more than 50 per cent of new confirmed cases during the last two weeks occurred in the capital.
A large-scale project with the Ministry of Transportation was launched on 20 July 2015 during which 2,547 animators were deployed to check passengers’ temperature and ensure handwashing at Conakry’s major traffic junctions. For the first week, 535,108 passengers were checked at 34 maritime transport stations, 12 mini-bus and taxi terminals, 136 bus stops, 10 motorbike-taxi stations and Conakry’s train station.
As part of the Ebola response, 19 ambulances, 15 motorbikeambulances, 122 motorbikes and medical kits were handed over to the Government. Also, 45 complete obstetrical and surgical kits, 455 midwifery kits and 1,300 emergency health kits were donated to be distributed to health facilities including 410 health centres, 45 hospitals, 410 maternity services and 1,300 health posts.
Additionally 50 motorbikes were given to the Ministry of Social Action, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Environment.
UNICEF has supported mobile clinics that have treated 498 people including 47 children, including 47 children under five.
To date, 1,494,570 bars of soap were distributed to 282,270 students.