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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 : 2017 Regional Update - Week 38

W38

Faits saillants : 

République Démocratique du Congo : La situation reste toujours préoccupante dans de nombreuses provinces (Sud-Kivu, Nord Kivu, Tanganyika). Goma et Bukavu rapportent encore plus de 50% de l'ensemble des cas de choléra notifiés chaque semaine sur l'ensemble du pays. Une investigation rapide menée dans la ville de Bukavu a permis d’objectiver la persistance de points de puisage d’eau non protégés "bizola", hauts lieux de transmission des cas de choléra dans la ville de Bukavu.

Sierra Leone : Un premier tour de vaccination de masse contre le choléra a été réalisé du 15 au 21 Septembre 2017 afin de prévenir toute flambée épidémique dans 25 communautés à haut risque vivant dans 2 districts : Western Area Urban and Western Area Rural. La couverture rapportée sur base des données administratives de population est de 100% avec 518 104 personnes ciblées. Le second tour était prévu du 5 au 10 octobre 2017. Par ailleurs, une surveillance poussée des maladies à potentiel épidémique (choléra, fièvre typhoïde, dysenterie, diarrhée avec déshydratation sévère chez les enfants agés de moins de 5 ans, paludisme) et l’engagement communautaire sont en cours dans ces 2 districts. Aucune flambée épidémique confirmée n’a depuis été rapportée dans ces zones.

Highlights:

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The situation is still critical in several provinces (North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika). Goma and Bukavu are accounting for more than 50% of weekly cholera cases notified throughout DRC. An informal investigation held in Bukavu identified several collective and unprotected water point areas, named “bizola”, as major area of transmission of cholera in the city.

Sierra Leone: A first round of mass Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was conducted from 15th to 21st Sept 2017 in order to prevent a cholera outbreak in 25 high risk communi-ties of the 2 affected districts; Western Area Urban and Western Area Rural. The administrative results showed a 100% coverage of 518,104 targeted population. Of those vaccinated 14.8% were children aged 1 to 4 years while 50.3% were females. A second round of vaccination is scheduled for 5th to 10th October 2017. In the mean-time, enhanced surveillance for selected communicable diseases (Cholera, Typhoid Fever, Dysentery, Diarrhea with severe dehydration in children under five years, Malaria) and community engagement are ongoing in the 2 districts. No confirmed disease outbreak has been reported in the affected areas.

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Supported by


European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
ECHO


UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)
UK AID


The United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF

Our Offices

  1. UNICEF Regional Office for West & Central Africa (WCARO)
    Immeuble Madjiguene – Almadies Dakar
    P.O. Box 29720 Senegal
    Email : contact@choleraplatform.info  | jgraveleau@unicef.org

  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 : gtabbal@unicef.org
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Dakar , Senegal

Email : contact@choleraplatform.info
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Nairobi,Kenya

Email : gtabbal@unicef.org