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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.

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Nigeria - High priority areas / hotspots


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Localization of at-risk populations:

  • The central north: the states of Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Katsina, and Plateau
  • The northeast Lake Chad region: local government areas in Borno State
  • The northwest: local government areas in Kebbi and Zamfara States
  • The Lagos area

High-risk populations and pratices

  • Informal traders, fishermen and nomadic communities around Lake Chad and the borders of Niger, Chad and Cameroon
  • Tradesmen and bus drivers on the coastal Accra–Lagos road
  • Funeral rituals, patient care and home visits (northern states)
  • Formal and informal trade between major cities: Niger (Maradi, Zinder), Nigeria (Katsina, Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi) and the Lake Chad shores (Nguigmi, Maidugiri, Baga)
  • Visiting markets along the borders of Niger and Cameroon
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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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