UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #23, 13 June 2014


Key Points

  • The total number of suspected, probable, and confirmed Ebola cases reported in Liberia since the onset of the Ebola outbreak is 28 including: 7 suspected; 5 probable; and 16 confirmed. The total number of Ebola related deaths now stands at 16 including: 9 confirmed; 5 probable; and 2 suspected.

  • 5 Confirmed new cases of EVD recorded: 2 in Foya, Lofa County and 3 in Monrovia, Montserrado.

  • Results were received yesterday for 7 tested specimens: 4 are confirmed positive and 3 negative.

  • 6 new contacts have been established from confirmed cases. New admission into treatment units remains now 9 with 1 in Monrovia, Montserrado County and 8 in Foya, Lofa County.

  • Friday June 13, 2014, The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) convened an emergency meeting to discuss confirmation of Ebola cases and deaths in New Kru Town community of Monrovia,
    Montserrado County.

  • The MOHSW will provide official public notice of outbreak in Monrovia on key radio stations today and 1000+ posters were delivered to the Montserrado CHT today to support the meeting and sensitization today.

  • The MOHSW and partners remain heavily engaged on Ebola response activities at the Liberia-Guinea border in Lofa County, with particular focus on Foya District.

  • UNICEF delivered 3,500 posters to MOHSW yesterday and 14 mobilization teams will increase mobilization in all key towns along the border in Lofa beginning Monday June 16, 2014.

  • UNICEF’s current estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related C4D, Health and WASH interventions remains approximately US$ 500,000. As of now, the County Office has received 313,000 from various donors. The funding gap as of today is $187,000. The County Office will however revise funding requirements based the recent increase and spread of Ebola.