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February 21, 2014

A cholera outbreak was confirmed in Nampula province, in the far north of Mozambique. Since Friday, February 14, 60 cases have been registered in the Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) and 13 cases confirmed in the provincial laboratory. No deaths were reported. The reported cases reside in four the...

February 19, 2014

From January 13th to 17th 2014, the Africhol project coordination team composed of Mme Delphine Sauvageot (Project Coordinator for West Africa) and Dr. Berthe Njanpop Lafourcade (Laboratory Expert) visited Lome (Togo) to work with the national...

November 08, 2013

From October 27th to 31st 2013, an Africhol project coordination team composed of Mme Delphine Sauvageot (Project Coordinator for West Africa) and Dr. Berthe Njanpop Lafourcade (Laboratory Expert), performed a monitoring visit in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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July 31, 2013

Between April and June 2013, 295 cases were notified from the Africhol enhanced surveillance zone (Goma, UTC Buhimba, Kiziba) among which 71 cases have been tested positive for cholera, with 2 deaths (CFR = 0.67%).

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April 16, 2013

The National Plan of Elimination of Cholera 2013-2017 of the Democratic Republic of Congo is now available. This plan describes detailed steps by which the government aims to lower the national incidence of confirmed cholera cases to below one per 100,000...

February 07, 2013

In recent weeks Mozambique reported heavy rains and storms throughout the country resulting in severe floods in the country's southern Gaza Province. Over 90 people have died and 211,000 displaced according to a...

October 18, 2012

The cholera outbreak in Guinea is further on the decline. Fewer new cholera cases were notified during week 41 in the 11 districts which have been affected since the beginning of the outbreak on 2 February 2012. However, 13 cholera cases with 2 deaths have been recorded in a new location:...

October 10, 2012

The number of cholera cases has continuously receded in all 10 affected Guinean districts after peaking in week 34, in which alone 1,152 cases were reported. The weekly notifications from last week, week 40, were 121 new cases. Read more

September 20, 2012

As of 16 September 2012, the Guinean Africhol coordination team at the department for disease control has reported a total of 6,599 cases including 121 deaths (case fatality ratio of 1.8%) in the cholera outbreak in Guinea ongoing since February 2, 2012. Read more

September 11, 2012

The Report on Cholera Epidemiology in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2011 by the national cholera division is now available here.

Situation épidémiologique du choléra en République D...