Font Size

SCREEN

Cpanel

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 major cholera outbreaks are still concentrated in the eastern endemic provinces, particularly in Tanganika (83), Haut Katanga (84) and South Kivu (159). South Kivu records 35% of cholera cases. A total of 7 deaths were recorded in the week of 21. In addition, a cholera...
Thumbnail   Highlights: R. D. Congo: The number of cases slightly decreased from 447 to 402 cases between week 18 and week 19. The largest outbreaks are still concentrated in South Kivu (161) and Haut Katanga (78). In Tanganyika. In Tanganyika, the number of cholera cases decreased by almost half from 113 to...
Thumbnail Highlights: DR Congo: The number of cholera cases has decreased since week 12. However, endemic provinces in the East (Haut- Katanga, Tanganyika, South and North Kivu) remain affected with 313 cases (88.4%) out of 354 cases. Nigeria: The number of suspected cases has increased considerably since...
Thumbnail Highlights: R. D. Congo:  The general trend is downward. In fact, the number of cases of cholera has decreased from 644 to 388 between week 12 to week 15, a decrease of nearly 60%. The number of deaths has also decreased from 9 to 3 between week 14 to week 15. However, in South Kivu the number of...

 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

2030cholera2