Liberia

Liberia Situation Report on Ebola - 30 September 2015

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 30 September 2015, Liberia has gone 84 days since the last confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case, and officially remains Ebola transmission free. As of 3 September 2015, the country is observing 90 days of active surveillance.

  • Refresher training on integrated community case management (iCCM) has been conducted for officers in charge of 15 health facilities in Grand Kru County, while training for 130 community health volunteers, also in Grand Kru County, begins on 5 October 2015. Close to 11,400 under-five children will be served by the trained health workers and volunteers.

  • Close to 945,400 children between 0-59 months will receive polio vaccinations, while 851,750 children between 6-59 months will receive vitamin A, and 738,184 children between 12-59 months will receive mebendazole tablets for deworming during a nationwide campaign scheduled to be conducted 23-26 October 2015. UNICEF is supporting the planning and implementation of this campaign.

  • Following the reopening of schools in Liberia this month, UNICEF resumed the distribution of teaching and learning materials, reaching 179 schools in Montserrado County and benefitting 53,000 students and 3,800 teachers. The distribution of these materials to schools in the remaining 14 counties will begin in the second week of October and is expected to end in December 2015.

  • Over 3,000 children from heavily Ebola affected communities – some of them having lost one or both parents or survivors of Ebola - are participating in ongoing ‘recreation for resilience’ activities in schools and communities in Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Bong, Bomi, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado and Nimba counties. This is part of a UNICEF supported programme run in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

  • Across all counties, community engagement activities are being conducted on: maintaining vigilance against Ebola, encouraging reporting of all deaths, hygiene and breastfeeding. To that end, 6,061 households were reached through door to door visits and 276 community and/or group meetings were conducted reaching 13,488 men, 12,126 women, 560 community leaders, and 12,486 children.