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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: In 2019, West and Central Africa recorded 34.957 cholera (suspected/confirmed cases) and 629 deaths, 28,648 fewer than in 2018. The drastic drop in the number of cases between 2019 and 2018 is largely due to the decrease of cases in Nigeria, with 29,239 cases in 2018 against 3,513...
Thumbnail                 Highlights: Cameroon : The South western regionsof Cameroon are facing a cholera outbreak since week 45. See details on page 2. DR Congo : The provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Haut Katanga continue to register new cases of cholera. These provinces alone account for nearly 66% of cases at...
Thumbnail Highlights: DR Congo: The cholera outbreak is still active in the provinces of South Kivu, North Kivu and Haut Katanga, which recorded nearly 74% of cholera cases during week 45. The city of Goma continues to register new cases (53 at week 45) leaving a risk of spread of the disease. Nigeria:...
Thumbnail Highlights: RD Congo : The cholera outbreak is always present in the provinces of South Kivu, North Kivu, Tanganyika and Haut Lomani. The weakness of community activities in the affected areas contributes to the spread of the disease. A second vaccination campaign is in progress in North Kivu....

The Cholera platform Terms of Reference (ToR)

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

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