Via the Mali Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene on July 31: Where the Ebola epidemic. Click through to download the PDF in French. The Google translation:
• Where the Ebola epidemic is still not under control in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Given this situation, WHO has classified the epidemic in grade 3 level which is the highest in the WHO classification level. Grade 3 characterizes an event with serious consequences for public health in one or more countries and requires a global response from WHO and partners
• And the Regional Director of WHO undertook the establishment of sub-regional coordination center of the struggle in Guinea last weekend and sent additional staff surge.
Situation in the country:
• Guinea in a cumulative total of 467 cases with 343 deaths, a fatality rate of 73.4%. 6 cases were recorded Siguiri which is about a hundred kilometers from the border with Mali
• In Sierra Leone a cumulative total of 541 cases with 234 deaths or a mortality rate of 43.5%
• Liberia: cumulative total of 360 cases including 181 deaths, a fatality rate of 61%.
• The death of a Liberian was registered in Nigeria in Lagos and contacts are currently being tracked and monitored
Actions in Mali:
• The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene has updated its contingency plan against the risk that Ebola was presented to partners in a meeting at the WHO on Wednesday July 30. Attached file you will find a summarized version of the contingency plan specifying the priority funding needs.
• WHO is committed to the funding of epidemiological surveillance component while UNICEF has done the same for social mobilization. The gap analysis continues on the basis of this commitment and will be sent tomorrow. ADB through WAHO and WHO has committed $ 3 million for the countries of West Africa
• We strongly urge all partners to join our effort to strengthen the work already underway as soon as possible to mobilize additional resources.