UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #84, 6 May 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Data are based on official information reported by the Liberian health ministry up to 3 May 2015. These numbers are subject to change due to on-going reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results.

  • No new confirmed cases were reported since 20 March 2015.

  • UNICEF supported Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in Montserrado with teaching and learning materials for grades I to IX in preparation for its reopening on 11 May 2015. This school was used as an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) isolation center and is currently being rehabilitated. UNICEF has also supported the preparations for training of teachers on pedagogy aiming to improve the quality of teaching and learning outcomes.

  • The WASH-in-School (WinS) programme was officially launched by the President of Liberia on 29 April 2015 at Charles DB King’s School. During the event, UNICEF handed over 2 million bars of soap donated by UNILEVER to be distributed among all schools in Liberia. The school also benefitted from repair of one hand pump and construction of a group hand washing facility (done by UNICEF).

  • Back-to-School kits containing infection prevention and control supplies for an additional 581 schools in Montserrado County are being distributed directly to these schools after UNICEF verified they had been left out in the first round of School Safety Protocols supplies requested by the Ministry of Education.

  • UNICEF continues to support the preparation of the upcoming national measles, polio and deworming campaign which runs from 8 to 14 May 2015 for children under five. 4,400 general community health volunteers (gCHV)/mobilizers have been trained across the country – 50 in each of the 88 health districts.

  • UNICEF, with support from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), has donated six solid waste collection trucks to the city of Monrovia in response to the challenge of solid waste collection and disposal in the city.

  • The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), Julia Duncan-Cassell, presented the human rights situation in Liberia during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting on 4 May 2015 in Geneva.