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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: Cameroon: Two confirmed cases were reported from the Extreme North Region for the first time since the begining of the outbreak. The risk of propagation to Chad remains significant. D. R. Congo: continuing decrease in Kasai Oriental but lethality still high. The overall situation is...
Thumbnail On September 13th 12018, the members of the Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa held their regular meeting. Read more about the meeting and download the...
Thumbnail Highlights: Lake Chad Basin: please refer to page 2 : “WHO – UNICEF – OCHA keys messages". D. R. Congo: Low completeness in the reporting. At week 38, resurgence of cholera cases in Haut Katanga (including Lubumbashi city) and Lomami Provinces, but some improvements in Kasai Oriental following the...
Thumbnail Highlights: Lake Chad Basin: see page 2. D. R. Congo: general increase at the country level. Five provinces gathered up to 90% of the cases and deaths. These are the epidemic provinces of the Great Kasai, and the endemic provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika. The Great Kasai region reported more...

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

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