The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,089 this week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,515. The number of new confirmed cases of Ebola more than halved to 21 cases compared with 55 cases the previous week.
The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,919, with a total of 2,333 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
UNICEF, in partnership with the Scouts, installed hygiene and sanitation facilities at the International Fair in Conakry which ran from 16 March to 12 April 2015. As well as keeping visitors safe from infection, the occasion also provided an opportunity to sensitize people about the disease.
Since 16 August 2014, UNICEF and partners have made 688,973 door-to-door visits to sensitize the population about Ebola. This represents 90 per cent of all home sensitization visits made.
UNICEF and partners distributed 3,852 household WASH kits (bucket with tap and soaps) benefitting 26,964 people in Ebolaaffected areas. This brings the total number of household WASH kits distributed to 232,369 and the total number of UNICEF beneficiaries to 1,626,583 people.
UNICEF co-facilitated the second national consultation on Health,
Nutrition and WASH Early Recovery Plan for Guinea in Conakry in advance of the World Bank donor meeting in Washington DC in mid-April 2015.