Liberia

Liberia Ebola Situation Report - 1 April 2016

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  • On 31 March 2016, a new case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in a suburb of Liberia’s capital Monrovia, 77 days into the 90 day active surveillance period. The last case was reported on 3 December 2015. UNICEF pre-positioned stocks with the County Health Team and additional WASH material have been dispatched and are being used in the response. UNICEF supported social mobilization personnel have been deployed to engage with community leaders, and raise awareness on preventing the spread of EVD in the affected community.

  • As part of post-Ebola recovery activities to ensure uninterrupted delivery of essential health services, distribution of essential drugs to all 15 counties has been completed, including the distribution of the revised HIV reporting tools to 6 counties.

  • UNICEF donated 12 high-tech incinerators to the Ministry of Health for use in health facilities across Liberia. This will help with the proper disposal of hazardous medical waste, and prevent the spread of disease.

  • The Government of Liberia has identified and registered 9,058 (4,380 boys and 4,678 girls) as affected* by EVD. The total number of children provided with care and support, case management, including psychosocial support (PSS) to date is just over 16,000.

  • A post-EVD water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assessment in 5113 schools across Liberia showed that: 58 per cent of schools have a water system (48.3% public and 66% non-public; 69.1% in urban and 47.2% in rural areas); 69 per cent of schools have latrines (54.7% public schools and 83.8% non-public schools), while female- only cubicles made up 24.5 per cent of all cubicles, compared to 75.6 per cent for boys; only 62 per cent of assessed schools have access to handwashing facilities.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

As of 1 April 2016

1 day SINCE LAST CONFIRMED CASE

1 days SINCE LAST CASE DIED

1 LABORATORY CONFIRMED CASES OVER PAST 21 DAYS

9,058 Children registered as directly affected by EVD*

2 million+ Children living in affected areas

USD 5 million UNICEF funding needs to March 2016

Situational Overview

On 31 March 2016, a new case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in a suburb of Liberia’s capital Monrovia, 77 days into the 90 day active surveillance period. The last case was reported on 3 December 2015. A 30 year old woman died while on the way to a hospital, and tests confirmed she had died of EVD.

A total of 36 contacts, including 9 community, 16 household members and 11 healthcare workers, have been identified. Among these, 27 people, including healthcare workers and family members, are considered at risk. All response mechanisms have been reactivated.
UNICEF pre-positioned stocks with the County Health Team and additional WASH material have been dispatched and are being used in the response. UNICEF supported social mobilization personnel have been deployed to engage with community leaders, and raise awareness on preventing the spread of EVD in the affected community.