Via ReliefWeb: UNICEF Liberia Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report #41, 25 July 2014. Click through to download the PDF. The summary:
· Between 21 and 23 July, 36 additional suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and four (4) additional deaths of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases had been reported in Liberia. The additional cases include four (4) health workers.
· As of 23:00 on 23 July, the cumulative number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases reported during Ebola Outbreak #2 in Liberia stood at 258; and the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola deaths stood at 130.
· To date, confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Bomi, Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado and Nimba Counties, which constitute the Ebola response counties.
· The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) has decided to reorganize the national approach to the Ebola epidemic so as to improve coordination and the overall response. Under this new plan, an open briefing for all partners will be held on Fridays at 9 AM, with more high-level and technical meetings to take place during the week.
· The MoHSW is responding to recent security incidents linked to the Ebola outbreak by working to enhance engagement by Liberian security agencies with the goal of preventing or managing such incidents.
· UNICEF completed filming for the forthcoming Ebola awareness video, which will feature the President of Liberia and other prominent citizens delivering key messages on the disease. The agency has also produced 120 CDs carrying the revised Ebola messages, and is now facilitating their distribution to radio stations nationwide.
· UNICEF’s revised budget for the Ebola outbreak response is US$ 1.59 million for the period between March and September 2014. The funding gap is US$ 960,000.