As of 6 December 2015, Guinea had reached Day 20 of the 42-day countdown to the Ebola outbreak being declared over. There have been no new cases of Ebola now for 38 days, keeping the total tally of confirmed cases at 3,351.
From 5 to 8 December 2015, UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health in organizing the third round of the latest polio vaccination campaign, targeting 2,189,521 children in 38 health districts. In addition to being vaccinated, all children aged 6 to 59 months received treatment for worms and vitamin A supplementation.
In the past two weeks, cash transfers were made to 37 parents and caretakers of 157 children (72 girls) who have lost one or both parents due to Ebola in Forécariah. The total number of orphaned children provided with cash transfers is 5,781 out of 6,220 registered children.
Activities to monitor schools after they reopened for the new academic year on 9 November 2015 – particularly checking for the physical presence of teachers – are drawing to a close. Reports are being prepared and their contents will be duly analyzed. The reports will offer recommendations about the number of additional teachers to be hired and how best to use the existing workforce.