Via ReliefWeb, a report from UNICEF: Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #16, 16 April 2014 - Liberia. Click through to download the full report as a PDF. The key points:
One additional suspected case of Ebola was reported in Saclapea, Nimba County, raising the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases to 27, including 13 Ebola-related deaths, for a case fatality rate of 48%.
The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.
Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.
The National Reference Lab tested its first Ebola sample yesterday.
UNICEF deployed two field coordinators and a 10 person team specialized in interpersonal communications to Lofa County, where they will work with communities to increase awareness of Ebola.
With logistical support from Samaritan’s Purse, UNICEF air-lifted urgently needed tarps, sprayers, chlorine and other supplies to Lofa County, for use in completing the isolation unit at Foya Hospital. The agency will air-lift additional supplies later this week.
UNICEF’s estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related C4D, Health and WASH interventions currently stands at approximately US$500,000 for the period from 21 March to 21 June. The estimated funding gap is US$370,000.