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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 02

DRC: Maintining the alert in the provinces of Haut Lomami (Bukama, Kinkondja), Lualaba (Lubudi) and
Haut-Katanga (Kikula, Likasi and Katuba).    

With 85 cases and 3 deaths in the first week of 2016 and 151 and 7 deaths in week 2, the former province of Katanga (now split in Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami, Tanganyika, Lualaba) has started 2016 with a high cholera incidence, compared to the ones recorded at the same period from 2009-2015 (see adjacent graphic representation). Operational actors are called on reinforcing field investigation of cholera cases to identify the routes of transmission, ensuring proper targeting of their interventions, based on field investigations so as to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the response and finally preventing further propagation to cholera-prone areas such as Tanganyika province. At the end of week 2, the number of reported cholera cases in Kalémie, Moba and Nyemba remained quite limited.

No other country of the WCA region reported cholera cases, except for Nigeria where cholera epidemiological surveillance reports could not yet be gathered up to date.

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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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