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About the Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa


  1. The Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa
  2. Latest news in WCA region

The Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa (WCA) was launched in 2012 to facilitate and systematize information sharing between neighboring countries, and gain a better understanding of where and why cholera epidemics take place.
Today, the Regional Cholera Platform in WCA brings together the main actors from many organizations involved in the fight against cholera in West and Central Africa (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene specialists, epidemiologists, health professionals, social scientists, and many more from NGO, UN, research institutions, cooperation agencies, etc.).

The Platform takes part in the global effort toward cholera elimination through the operationalization of a regional multisectoral and evidence-based strategy that aims to prevent, stop, or mitigate the spread of cholera, and through the coordination of the multiple actors involved.

In the past years, the Platform has successfully contributed to the fight against cholera in the region through activities such as the identification of cholera hotspots, the diffusion of cross-border alerts, technical trainings of hundreds of actors engaged locally in cholera response, or support for the development of national guidance on cholera prevention and control.

Thumbnail Highlights: DR Congo: The number of cholera cases has decreased since week 12. However, endemic provinces in the East (Haut- Katanga, Tanganyika, South and North Kivu) remain affected with 313 cases (88.4%) out of 354 cases. Nigeria: The number of suspected cases has increased considerably since...
Thumbnail Highlights: R. D. Congo:  The general trend is downward. In fact, the number of cases of cholera has decreased from 644 to 388 between week 12 to week 15, a decrease of nearly 60%. The number of deaths has also decreased from 9 to 3 between week 14 to week 15. However, in South Kivu the number of...
Thumbnail   Highlights: R. D. Congo: The number of cases slightly decreased from 616 to 597 cases between week 12 and week 13. The largest outbreaks (> 100 cases) are still concentrated in North Kivu, Haut Katanga and Tanganyika. In Haut Lomani, there is a doubling of cases from 35 in the week 12 to 80 in the week...
Thumbnail Highlights R. D. Congo: The regions of North Kivu and Haut Katanga concentrate more than 61% of cholera cases. The number of cases has increased since week 8 in many health districts of North Kivu. In Haut Katanga, although the general trend is decreasing, the number of cases is still high in the...

 The terms of reference on which this strategy is based were developed under the coordination of the Global Working Group on Cholera Control (GTFCC) in 2017 and updated in 2019

                                      Objectives of cholera elimination by 2030 in West and central Africa region