Ministry of Health and Sanitation
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Press Release 13/8/2014
Ebola outbreak update: As of today, 13 August 2014, we have a total of 191 patients who have survived Ebola Virus Disease and subsequently discharged. The total number of new confirmed cases is 11: Kenema 9 and Port Loko 2.
The total number of cumulative number of death is 264 and cumulative number of confirmed cases is 717 with Kailahun 378, Kenema 259; Kono 1; Kambia 1; Bombali 7; Tonkolili 2; Port Loko 24; Pujehun 3; Bo 22; Moyamba 5; Bonthe 1; Western Area Urban 13; Western Area Rural 1. As of today, Koinadugu district is the only district that has not registered confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone
The cumulative number of probable cases is 37 and probable deaths 34 while the total cumulative number of suspected cases is 46 and suspected deaths is 5
The Presidential Task Force chaired by His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has been expanded to include Development Partners, Political Parties; the Sierra Leone Bar Association; House of Parliament and Civil Societies. The Presidential Task Force met today at the State House where the President reminded the partners about the funding gap in the National Strategic Response plans and urged all partners to meet their commitments made to speed up the implementation of the Response plan. .
The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has rolled out a strategy to strengthen the EOCs at national and district level. To this end, the composition of the EOC at national level has been reconstituted and downsized for effective national coordination, decision making and leadership. Accordingly, the EOCs at district levels have also been strengthened with the deployment of senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation head office to be based in specific districts to coordinate and provide support to the district EOCs.
The EOC also decided that the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1 Dr. Abu Bakar Fofanah be deployed to Kenema to help strengthen the coordination of EOC operations. In addition, two senior Directors have also been deployed to Port Loko and Bo districts to provide similar functions.
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