Ebola update for today Wednesday May 28, 2014

Ebola Update 28th May, 2014

• No New Laboratory Confirmed Case of Ebola has been reported for today. Currently awaiting laboratory results from 9 samples collected through contact tracing
• The Parliamentary team that left for Kailahun headed by the Deputy Minister of Labour has arrived safely. The team met with the District Health Management Team (DHMT) this morning and now on its way to Koindu to meet with the Tribal Authorities and Community members
• The World Health Organisation (WHO) to fly in 12 experts within the next few days to assist with the Ebola management in Sierra Leone. These experts will assist in the areas of Hospital Case Management, Epidemiology, Data Management, Coordination, Communications, etc.
• 5144 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been brought in by WHO and will be distributed in Health Facilities across the country
• Skin Biopsy Kits have also been provided by WHO to test deceased suspects
• Three vehicles from MSF have already left for Bo, Kenema and Kailahun with tents and other equipment needed to setup testing centers. Teams left with the vehicles to setup testing centers in those areas. The team in Kailahun will setup the center in Koindu and another team of Ebola and water and sanitation experts will also head to Koindu with Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) tests kits for the Epicenter
• Since 4th May, Red Cross has targeted 200 communities in the area of sensitization and social mobilization. 25, 000 IEC materials have been printed and Distributed to these communities. Red Cross has also prepositioned 120 PPEs and has continued with the TERA system
• National Case Management Guidelines have been updated for PHUs and Hospital and Isolation Units setup in all Hospitals since March 24th, 2014 will be monitored to be appropriately re-equipped
• Two ambulances attacked by community members in the Koindu region of Kailahun District lastnight are now parked at the Kenema Government Hospital with broken windscreens and side mirrors

EBOLA BILLBOARD (600 x 450)

 

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