Guinea was declared Ebola free on 29 December. As of 27 January 2016, Guinea has reached Day 30 of the phase 3 countdown, which is a total of 90 days, ending on 27 March.
Guinea is closely working with Sierra Leone on cross border intervention to strengthen surveillance as new cases are reported in neighboring Kambia.
UNICEF and the Ministry of Health are planning a fourth round of vaccination campaign against the Polio virus. Scheduled from 28 to 31 January, an estimated 2,578,947 children from 0 to 59 months, are targeted. UNICEF is deploying 27 staff to ensure supervision of the vaccination campaign in close collaboration with regional and local health authorities.
To strengthen the community-based surveillance during the phase III of the Ebola response, UNICEF and the local NGO AGIL, are collaborating with Ministries of Social Affairs and Youth to implement a communication action plan for 11 priority Prefectures.
Under the Education Cluster and through the Nobel Prize Project funded by ECHO, 54 trainers were trained on psychosocial support in Boké prefecture. This brings the total of trainer trainees to 134 teachers who will train 5,389 other teachers throughout the prefectures of Boffa, Boké, Coyah, Dubréka,
Forécariah and Kindia.
Thanks to funding from GAVI, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health (MoH) scheduled a countrywide measles vaccination campaign from 8 - 14 February, targeting some 2,278,971 children between 9 and 59 months.
Situation in numbers
Since December 29th (Declaration of the end of the Ebola Epidemic)
0 Cases of Ebola (0 confirmed)
0 Deaths (0 confirmed)
0 Cases among children 0-17 (confirmed)
0 Deaths of children and youth aged 0-17 (confirmed)
US$ 5 million: UNICEF funding needs until March 2016