Rapid Assessment of Ebola-Related Implications for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Service Delivery and Utilization in Guinea

Background Guinea is in the midst of the largest, longest, and deadliest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (“Ebola” hereafter) ever recorded. As one of the three most affected countries in West Africa, which also include Liberia and Sierra Leone, Guinea has recorded 3,729 Ebola cases and 2,482 deaths (as of July 1, 2015) since the first case was diagnosed in March 2014.1 This mortality rate (67%) is higher than that of either Sierra Leone (30%) or Liberia (45%). The weekly caseload of the disease in Guinea has shown slight fluctuations throughout the epidemic, peaking at 171 cases during the final week of 2014.1 This is in contrast to the higher caseloads experienced by Sierra Leone, which peaked at 570 cases in early December 2014, and Liberia, which peaked at 442 cases in early October 2014.1 Ebola in Guinea has disproportionally affected adults (persons aged 15–44 and 45+ are three and five times more likely to be infected, respectively, as those aged
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