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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 06

Highlights at the end of February 2016:

Benin: 28 cholera suspected cases including 9 children aged below 5 years old, from February 17-22, medically taken care of in Houédomé, Aguégué-Houédomé, département d’Ouémé. 3 samples taken on February 17th including one bacteriologically confirmed (Vibrio cholera O1) by the National Laboratory (see box in the back page).

Democratic Republic of Congo: High transmission and important case fatality ratio (3.6% in W6) ongoing for the past weeks in Haut-Lomami, notably Kinkondja, and in Tanganyika provinces, and to a lesser extent, sustained transmission in Alunguli and Kindu Health areas in Maniema province. Cholera incidences are highly above the average incidence – data recorded at the same period from 2009-2015. In addition, the situation is worrying in Goma Health Area (North Kivu) a constant increase of cases since week 3. The alleged decrease in weeks 5 and 6 are due to the lack of completeness from Ituri, South Kivu and Tshopo

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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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Dakar , Senegal

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