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Republic of Liberia - Draft of Contingency Plan for Cholera


 LiberiaCholera is a global public health problem and remains an ever-present threat to the health of the population in many countries in Africa, including Liberia. According to WHO, an estimated 3-5 million cases of cholera occurs annually with 100,000 -120,000 deaths.


Cholera is endemic and seasonal throughout Liberia and the first confirmed case was recorded in 1976. Since then, the highest number of cholera cases and death in Liberia was reported in September 2003 due to poor sanitary condition and overcrowding of displace centers following the civil war. Currently, nine of the fifteen counties (see table 1) are hot spots due to massive urban slums, over crowdiness, increase diarrhea cases, poor water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions.



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