NYHQ2015-0135

On 15 January 2015 in Liberia, a baby girl’s arm is measured by a health worker at the UNICEF-supported Pipeline Health Centre in Monrovia, the capital. The measurement, using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) band, is taken to determine nutrition status during emergencies. The red section of the armband indicates that she is severely malnourished. As Ebola rates have decreased in the affected countries, local health centres and aid agencies are able to scale up nutrition screenings, immunizations, malaria prevention activities and other routine health services.