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Acute Watery Diarrhoea and Cholera in the Horn, Central and Eastern Africa

In recent years the Horn, Central and Eastern Africa (HC & EA) region has experienced an increase in the number of countries where cholera is known to be endemic, and major outbreaks are now occurring in countries where the disease was previously unheard of. In the midst of this growing pandemic it is essential that humanitarian and development actors develop a better understanding of cholera trends in the HC & EA region, and use examples of best practice to improve their response in the future. This policy briefing is drawn from a larger research report commissioned by Oxfam GB and aims to raise the awareness of donors, government officials and other policy-makers of the impact of cholera, and to push cholera preparedness and response higher up the regional agenda.