UNICEF Liberia Ebola Outbreak Weekly Situation Report #85, 20 May 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • The EVD outbreak in Liberia was declared over on 9 May 2015, after 42 complete days elapsed since the burial of the last confirmed case.

  • To date, 3,323 children are registered as having lost one or both parents/primary caregivers due to Ebola (884 having lost both parents and 2,439 lost one parent).

  • UNICEF-supported integrated measles, oral polio vaccine and deworming campaign concluded country wide on 15 May 2015. Preliminary data shows that coverage exceeded 95 per cent of the target population. UNICEF provided key campaign supplies, including measles and polio vaccines, deworming tablets, syringes and needles, and operational funds for the campaign.

  • Back-to-School kits containing infection prevention and control supplies were delivered to an additional 611 schools in Montserrado County and 30 schools in Gbarpolu County. 4,619 schools serving approx. 1.2 million children have now received the supplies required for infection, prevention and control in schools.

  • UNICEF is a key partner on the team that is responsible for decommissioning Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Liberia, starting with five ETUs in Montserrado County in the coming weeks.

  • UNICEF continued to support cross-border EVD prevention interventions, including collaborating with a local NGO to implement community engagement interventions in four border counties, namely Bong, Grand Cape Mount, Lofa and Nimba counties.