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The Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa bring together multi-sectoral partners from different organizations involved in cholera prevention, preparedness, or response in the region.

Where we work?

We work in more than 45 countries across the two regions of Western & Central Africa (24 countries), and Eastern & Southern Africa (21 countries)

What we do?

The Regional Cholera Platforms aim to improve cholera control and prevention across Africa through operationalization of an integrated strategy towards elimination.

Welcome on the Regional Cholera Platforms in Africa

Cholera : Lake Chad basin situation - as of week 38

471 cases
representing 88% less than compared to the number of cases in 2015 (4,535) at the same period. Mostly cases are notified from Nigeria

15 deaths
3,1% Case Fatality Ration in Nigeria mainly.

The Lake Chad Basin situation in 2016 is marked by a significant reduction compared to the same period in 2015.

Niger and Chad have not reported any cases since the beginning of 2016, despite few alerts confirmed negative by culture.

In addition, the suspected cases, reported from Extreme North, East and Littoral regions in Cameroon were all tested negative through lab culture.

Nigeria is the only one in the basin to report cases in areas at high risk of cholera, in the states located in the north as Kano, Borno, Jigawa and Kaduna.

River, Ebony, Abia and Enugu were affected and more recently, Lagos state with active and sustained transmission.

The proximity to Benin draws attention to the southern and western states. Lagos state declared his index case on sept 7th, and by Sep 24th, 11 LGAs were presently affected.

Supported by

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)

The United Nations Children's Fund

Our Offices

  1. UNICEF Regional Office for West & Central Africa (WCARO)
    Immeuble Madjiguene – Almadies Dakar
    P.O. Box 29720 Senegal
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  2. UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO)
    Block F" and part of E" ,Gigiri United Nations Avenue  Limuru Road
    P.O. Box 44145  Nairobi, Kenya 00100
    Email :

Dakar , Senegal

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