U.S. Fund for UNICEF wrote -
Several countries in West Africa are facing an outbreak of Ebola that has become a major regional threat.
More than 2,500 cases have been reported since March, and more than 1,300 people have died.
UNICEF is stepping up its efforts across seven countries—Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali and Gambia—to prevent further spread of the virus, through mobile messaging and communication campaigns to counter misinformation about how the virus is transmitted. Since the outbreak was declared, UNICEF and its partners have reached at least 5.5 million people in West Africa, distributing essential supplies to affected communities.