UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #30, 30 June 2014

Situation Report
Originally published


Key Points

  • As of 29 June, two (2) new confirmed Ebola cases have been reported. With these changes, the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases reported for Outbreak #2 now stands at ninety (90).

  • A total of forty-three (43) confirmed cases, including twenty-six (26) from Lofa County, one (1) from Margibi County, and sixteen (16) from Montserrado County are reported. A total of nine (9) cases among health care workers is reported including five (5) deaths.

  • The total number of Ebola-related deaths for Outbreak #2 in confirmed, probable, and suspected cases now stands at forty-nine (49) with twenty-seven (27) in Lofa County, two (2) in Margibi County, and twenty (20) in Montserrado County. Twenty-six (26) deaths are among confirmed cases.

  • Foya, Lofa County, and New Kru Town, Montserrado County, remain the epicentres of this Ebola outbreak.

  • President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, made a national address on Saturday on the Ebola emergency and response as part of on-going efforts to raise awareness and combat denial.

  • UNICEF continues to scale up support for the response. The Health and WASH Units of the Child Survival Section provided10 drums (45 kg each) of Chlorine; 100 cartons of soap; 500 digital thermometers; 100 insecticide treated nets; 50 pairs of rain suits, boots, gloves, nose masks, and rubber hats; and 30 pieces of overalls this weekend. The Communication Section continues to actively support the social mobilization sub-committee to engage local leaders, and is facilitating a visit from SKY News Team from South Africa to document the Ebola Outbreak.

  • UNICEF’s estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related Communications for Development (C4D), Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions stands at approximately US$1.59 million. The current funding gap has increased to US$1.27 million.