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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 R. D. Congo: The regions of North Kivu and Haut Katanga concentrate more than 61% of cholera cases. The number of cases has increased since week 8 in many health districts of North Kivu. In Haut Katanga, although the general trend is decreasing, the number of cases is still high in the...
Thumbnail      Highlights : D.R.Congo: The regions of Haut Katanga and Haut Lomami are the most affected with respectively 209 cases and 100 cases detected in week 8 even if the epidemic peak seems behind us.  Nigeria : The state of Bayela is experiencing a worrying epidemic with 120 cases in 2019 (out of 182...
Thumbnail Social Science in Epidemics: Cholera lessons learnedSocial Science in Epidemics: Cholera lessons learned Santiago Ripoll, Annie Wilkinson 2018 Summary "This report is the first instalment of the ‘Social Science in Epidemics’ series, commissioned by the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Direct...
Thumbnail Highlights: Cameroon: No new cases at week 52. The second round of the vaccination campaign the the Far North is planned in February 2019 (see page 2). D. R. Congo: no data due to technical constraints (internet interruptions). Niger: no new cases was reported since W48. Nigeria: continuing...

 The terms of reference on which this strategy is based were developed under the coordination of the Global Working Group on Cholera Control (GTFCC) in 2017 and updated in 2019

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