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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: 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...
Thumbnail Situation Overview Over 27,000 cholera cases and 510 deaths have been reported as of week 35 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 10 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years. Nigeria is the most affected country with 24,000 cases. The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and...
Thumbnail   Highlights: D. R. Congo: overall increase in the number of reported cases at W33 and W34. The situation is still precarious in the Great Kasai region which reports shortages of supply and lack of community activities. Niger:more than 2,000 cases were reported from 3 health districts since the...
Thumbnail       Highlights: Nigeria: 11 States affected with most cases from Zamfara, Katsina and Kano States at the border with Niger. Niger: is facing one of its major outbreak in years with almost 400 people affected and 8 deaths on week 32. Stronger support from financial and technical partners is required to...

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