UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #79, 1 April 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the week to 29 March 2015.

  • The Government of Liberia has identified 4,265 (2,225 girls and 2,040 boys) as affected by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Government has defined the number of children ‘affected’ as quarantined, orphaned, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), in treatment and discharged. Orphans are children who have lost one or both parents/primary caregivers due to EVD. More specifically, the total number of children registered by social workers as having lost one or both parents/primary caregivers due to EVD is 2,951 (754 having lost both parents and 2,197 having lost one parent).

  • An assessment of the school in Caldwell where the most recent EVD-positive case – a woman who had been selling food on campus before her diagnosis was confirmed - revealed that one representative from the school (the registrar) had been trained on the protocols previously, and had oriented 75 per cent of his colleagues (25 of 35) on their implementation.

  • Ninety-eight per cent of all schools (3,974 of 4,038 primary, secondary, ECE, public and private) targeted for infection prevention and control (IPC) kit delivery have received the necessary supplies to implement the safe school protocols. Data from the initial call center exercise indicated that 98 per cent of schools contacted (1,344 of 1,367) were open, mirroring IPC kit delivery figures for this target group.