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About the Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa

 

  1. The Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa
  2. Latest news in WCA region

The Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa (WCA) was launched in 2012 to facilitate and systematize information sharing between neighboring countries, and gain a better understanding of where and why cholera epidemics take place.
Today, the Regional Cholera Platform in WCA brings together the main actors from many organizations involved in the fight against cholera in West and Central Africa (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene specialists, epidemiologists, health professionals, social scientists, and many more from NGO, UN, research institutions, cooperation agencies, etc.).


The Platform takes part in the global effort toward cholera elimination through the operationalization of a regional multisectoral and evidence-based strategy that aims to prevent, stop, or mitigate the spread of cholera, and through the coordination of the multiple actors involved.


In the past years, the Platform has successfully contributed to the fight against cholera in the region through activities such as the identification of cholera hotspots, the diffusion of cross-border alerts, technical trainings of hundreds of actors engaged locally in cholera response, or support for the development of national guidance on cholera prevention and control.

Thumbnail   Highlights: Cameroon: increasing number of new cases in the Far North region, and ongoing transmission in the North region (see p. 2). D. R. Congo: the situation remains concerning with active outbreaks in 8 provinces (see p.2) Niger: the decreasing trend continues with sporadic cases reported....
Thumbnail Latest news on Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns: DR Congo: the request for the urgent first phase – targeting 1,280,681 people in Kasai, Kasai Oriental and Sankuru was approved. Timeframe for the campaign is November / December 2018. Niger: OCV campaign is planned for mid-November 2018 - 317,000...
Thumbnail   Highlights: Cameroon: the evolution of the outbreak remains concerning as new cases are reported from the North and Extreme-North Regions with high lethality (6.7% at national level) D. R. Congo: the downward trend should take into consideration the low completeness. The most affected provinces...
Thumbnail   Highlights: Cameroon: Two confirmed cases were reported from the Extreme North Region for the first time since the begining of the outbreak. The risk of propagation to Chad remains significant. D. R. Congo: continuing decrease in Kasai Oriental but lethality still high. The overall situation is...

Objectives of cholera elimination by 2030 in West and central Africa region

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