Via the Facebook page of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone:
EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---August 31, 2014
• Total Survived and Released Patients = 244
•New Confirmed cases = 44, as follows:
Kailahun = 4, Kenema = 11, Kono = 0
Bombali = 4, Kambia = 0 Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 8, Tonkolili = 2
Bo = 6, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 6, Western Area Rural = 3
• Cumulative confirmed deaths = 387
•Cumulative confirmed cases = 1,077, as follows:
Kailahun = 461, Kenema = 350, Kono =1
Bombali =39, Kambia =1, Koinadugu =0, Port Loko =70, Tonkolili = 16
Bo = 45, Bonthe = 1, Moyamba = 9, Pujehun = 7
Western Urban = 49, Western Rural = 28
• Probable cases = 37
• Probable deaths = 37
• Suspected cases = 76 • Suspected deaths = 11
IMPORTANT NOTE! Koinadugu still remains the only district that has not registered confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone
IMPORTANT NOTE: The EOC wishes the general public to know that the Call Centre has been upgraded with computers and call centre software for effective coordination and management of concerns from the public.
The public is hereby informed that the operators at the centre are currently being trained on the use of this new software, which may result in the reduction of the number of calls received at the centre. The public is however, encouraged to call the 117 toll free line as it will continue to operate on the 24 hour basis despite the training and upgrade.
The General Manager of Air France Jean-Raoul Tauzin has informed the EOC that Air France has suspended its operations in Sierra Leone until October 31st 2014. According to him, their decision to suspend the operations in the country is as a result of the decision taken by the Government of France, which demanded that Air France suspends all it flights into Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in the two countries. Air France just a week ago assured the Government and people of Sierra Leone that it will continue its operations in Sierra Leone despite cancellations by other airlines, such as the Kenya and British Airways.
The Ebola Emergency Account is audited by Chartered Accountants from the KPMG Accounting and Auditing Firm at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) All Cash Donations are deposited at the Ebola Emergency Account managed by the EOC, and kind donations (Medicines, Equipment, Supplies, etc.) are held at the Government Medical logistics stores, Freetown, by the Ebola Logistics team, for processing, storage and equitable distribution as required throughout the country.
The Ebola Viral Situation Report, Ministry of Health and Sanitation
I am surprised and happy to report that Ministry of Health and Sanitation now has a proper website. I'm putting a link to it in the Ebola Resources list.