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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 52

Faits marquants

30 977 cas rapportés dont 849 décès soit un taux de létalité moyen de 2.7%.

La grande majorité des cas cette année est fournie par le bassin épidémiologique du fleuve Congo (RDC, RCA et le Congo Brazzaville). Cela représente 92% des cas de la région entière avec plus de 28 000 cas en RDC exclusivement.

Le sud du Bassin du Golfe de Guinée a connu deux grosses flambée avec un foyer au Bénin (874 cas), avec une propagation sur l’état de Lagos au Nigeria.

Des cas sporadiques ont aussi été notifiés sur le Togo (Lomé). Le Ghana avec ces 602 cas (Kumasi et Cap Coast) est second foyer dans ce bassin en fin d’année (à partir de la semaine 42)

Les autres pays de la sous-région comme le Liberia, la Côte d’ivoire, et le Cameroun notifient des cas suspects infirmé par laboratoire. Aucun à ce jour n’a donné lieu à l’isolement du Vibrio cholerae O1.

La Mauritanie, le Burkina Faso, la Guinée, la Guinée Bissau, le Mali et le Sénégal sont toujours non Choléra en 2016.

Highlights :

30 977 cases reported this year including 849 deaths, the case fatality rate of 2.7%.

Majority of cases are from the Congo River basin (DR Congo, RCA and Congo Brazzaville).

This represents 92% of cases in the entire region with more than 28 000 cases in the DR Congo exclusively.

The southern of the Guinea Gulf basin faced two large outbreaks, in Benin (874 cases), with a spread in the state of Lagos in Nigeria. Sporadic cases have also been reported on Togo (Lomé). The second outbreak happened in Ghana with 602 cases (Kumasi and Cap Coast) in this basin onset at the end of the year (from week 42)

Other countries in the sub-region such as Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Cameroon report suspected cases unconfirmed in laboratory. None to date has resulted in the isolation of Vibrio cholera 01.

Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Senegal are still Cholera free in 2016.

Attachments:
Download this file (WCA Cholera_Update_W52.pdf)WCA Cholera_Update_W52.pdf[ ]1207 kB

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