Sierra Leone + 3 more

Ebola Outbreak Monthly Overview March


Key Findings

  • Livelihoods have been affected by the crisis and opportunities are expected to decrease further. Poor households and families affected by the loss of a member are facing food insecurity.

  • The already weak health systems have been overwhelmed by the crisis, leading to an increase of non-Ebola related mortality.
    The weakened monitoring system, together with a lack of diagnosis and treatments, could potentially lead to an increase in preventable morbidity and mortality.

  • Chronic health problems, maternal health and interruption in immunisation programmes are other worrying outcomes caused by constraints of health systems and populations’ lack of trust in health systems.

  • Despite schools opening in Liberia and Guinea, and partially in Sierra Leone, the already low literacy rates are expected to drop further and school dropout rates increase, particularly among girls and women