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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: Nigeria: at W25, 828 cases were reported from 12 States. A National Emergency Operations Centre has been activated, and Rapid Response Teams deployed in Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, Zamfara, and Adamawa States. Cameroon: between May 18th-July 9th, 38 cases (5 confirmed) and 4 deaths were reported...
Thumbnail   Highlights: Nigeria: major outbreaks continue in Adamawa, Bauchi, and other northern States, while new States are affected (Zamfara, Plateau). D. R. Congo: increase in the number of cases, which are mostly reported from the west provinces. Cameroon: one confirmed cases was reported at week 3 from the...
Thumbnail Highlights: Nigeria: outbreaks in North Nigeria are ongoing. In Adamawa State the trend is decreasing since W22 but remains high (240 new cases in W23). In Borno State, low level transmission continues (14 new cases in W22). No new cases in Yobe State since May 15th (source: WHO). No further...
Regular Meeting (june 2018) - Report
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Thumbnail     On June 12th 12018, the members of the Regional Cholera Platform in West and Central Africa held their regular meeting. Download the presentation and...

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