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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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Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa : 2016 Regional Update - Week 10

Highlights at mid-march 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo: Important increase in the number of cholera cases in Tshopo province (164 cases in W10 incl. 7 deaths – CFR=4.3%), notably in Basoko district (74% of the total number of cases) and Yahuma district where case fatality ratio are really high (17.6% in the 2 last consecutive weeks).

Benin: The riparian commune of Aguégué has been affected by a cholera outbreak since week 7 (15 to 21 february 2016). As a reminder, this epidemic started in Aholoukomè village, Houédomé area, where 13 cases suffering from diarrheoa and vomiting were reported (lab confirmed as Vibrio cholera O1). As of March 20th (end of Week 11), a total of sixty-nine (69) cholera cases were registered: 59 cases incl. 17 under 5 years of were reported in Houédomé and Avakpodji health centers (commune of Aguégués) and 9 cases incl. 8 under 5 years old from Ahomey-Gbon area, commune of So-Ava. Actors involved in the response are hihghlighting challenges to control the epidemic in Lake Nokoué Basin.

Nigeria : As of March, only Jigawa and Kano states notified cholera suspected cases, with respectively 10 cases – 0 deaths (W10) and 60 cumulative cases and 0 deaths (since the onset of the epidemic in Kano in W8).

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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
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