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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: DR Congo: The cholera outbreaks are still concentrated in North Kivu (124) and South Kivu (156). Cameroon: An outbreak of cholera is currently raging in the region of North and Far North. During the week 27, twenty-three (23) new cases were recorded in the health districts of Kaele...
Thumbnail Highlights: DR Congo: The number of cases is stable from 431 cases in week 24 to 407 cases in week 25. The largest outbreaks are still concentrated in North Kivu (174) and South Kivu (128). Cameroon: The northern regions of Cameroon is facing an outbreak of cholera. Seven (7) cases were recorded in...
Thumbnail    Highlights: DR Congo: The number of cholera cases has decreased since week 21. However, there are still significant outbreaks in South and North Kivu, with a cumul of 281 cases (70.7%) out of 397 cases. In addition, 8 deaths were recorded in the provinces of Sankuru (2), Equateur (1), North Kivu...
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...

 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

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