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June 09, 2015

Lomé, Togo - June 2015 The African Cholera Surveillance Network – Africhol – aims to improve cholera prevention and control in Africa. The network, implemented by a consortium of partners, meets annually in one of the member countries to discuss the lessons learned during the year and the challenges and prospects that lie ahead. The fifth edition of the meeting will be held in Lomé, Togo, on 10 and 11 June under the patronage of the Minister of Health.


February 18, 2015

Africhol has participated in the 14th World Congress on Public Health which took place in Kolkata, India from 11-15 February 2015.  Aiming towards fostering the promotion of “Healthy People – Healthy Environment”, the Congress has brought together thousands of participants from a wide range of public health disciplines from many countries around the world.


January 19, 2015

Africhol organized a symposium on cholera in Africa at the 49th U.S.-Japan Conference on Cholera and Other Enteric Bacterial Infections, which was held from January 14 through January 16, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The program of this Conference includes several presentations by members of the Africhol Consortium that illustrate the importance and benefit of community based research to gain knowledge on cholera and for translating the progress in research to public-health impact in the field:


December 17, 2014

The Africhol team took part in the roundtable organised by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the congress to mark 30 years of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB), which was held in Kinshasa from December 5 to 7.


December 12, 2014

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire, the Africhol coordination team carried out, a multidisciplinary study has been among artisan fishermen in order to have a better description and understanding of their vulnerability to cholera.

The study had three parts:


December 12, 2014

The Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) is recruiting a Project Director for the program Targeted Cholera Vaccine Investments (TCVI). For more details about the project and project director's main responsibilities, and how to apply, please view the Job Description.


October 03, 2014

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, October 3, 2014 – The Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP), in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Hygiene (INHP), the Pasteur Institute in Côte d’Ivoire (IPCI), and local authorities, is organizing a ceremony in the community of Vridi 3 in the Port-Bouët commune of Abidjan on October 3, 2014.


September 08, 2014

The Africhol team -Martin A. Mengel, Isabelle Delrieu, Leonard Heyerdahl and Bradfor Gessner- is the authors of a chapter entitled "Cholera Outbreaks in Africa" in a book published by Springer Berlin Heidenberg:


July 02, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a meeting for revitalization of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC), June 26-27 in Chavannes de Bogis near Geneva. The meeting was attended by around 40 representatives from international agencies like WHO, GAVI, Unicef and non-governmental organizations and Universitites active in cholera prevention and control all across the world.


June 11, 2014

Authors: Stanislas Rebaudet, Martin A. Mengel, Lamine Koivogui, Sandra Moore, Ankur Mutreja, Yacouba Kande, Ousmane Yattara, Véronique Sarr Keita, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Eric Garnotel, Sakoba Keita, Renaud Piarroux
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(6): e2898, 5 June 2014, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002898