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The Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa bring together multi-sectoral partners from different organizations involved in cholera prevention, preparedness, or response in the region.

Where we work?

We work in more than 45 countries across the two regions of Western & Central Africa (24 countries), and Eastern & Southern Africa (21 countries)

What we do?

The Regional Cholera Platforms aim to improve cholera control and prevention across Africa through operationalization of an integrated strategy towards elimination.

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Ghana - High priority area / hotspots

SUMMARY
20 health districts are considered high risk area for cholera, it represents 18% of the 110 health districts in the country.11 are type 1 and 9 type 2.
Ghana is affected by cross-border outbreaks mainly from Nigeria and Togo, especially along the Guinea coast. Main outbreaks were reported in the densely populated regions of Greater Accra and Ashanti, and in bordering coastal regions.

RISK FACTORS
Livelihood groups

Migrant fishermen communities traveling to coastal countries along the Guinean gulf;
Traders and bus drivers on the coastal road Accra–Lagos.
Densely populated informal settlements in Accra (slums),
home of commercial traders from neighboring countries.

Practices

Food and water sachets vendors in Accra;
Movement of workers between Eastern region and Great Accra region
Trade and movement of workers between Volta region (Ketu district) and Togo (Lomé D4 and Golfe districts).

Attachments:
Download this file (Cholera_hotspot_ghana.pdf)Cholera_hotspot_ghana.pdf[ ]1734 kB

Supported by


European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
ECHO


UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)
UK AID


The United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF

Our Offices

  1. UNICEF Regional Office for West & Central Africa (WCARO)
    Immeuble Madjiguene – Almadies Dakar
    P.O. Box 29720 Senegal
    Email : contact@choleraplatform.info  | jgraveleau@unicef.org

  2. UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO)
    Block F" and part of E" ,Gigiri United Nations Avenue  Limuru Road
    P.O. Box 44145  Nairobi, Kenya 00100
    Email : gtabbal@unicef.org
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Dakar , Senegal

Email : contact@choleraplatform.info
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Nairobi,Kenya

Email : gtabbal@unicef.org