Latest Africhol News

Authors: Anthony M. Smith, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Martin A. Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner, Delphine Sauvageot, Bawimodom Bidjada, Berthe N. Miwanda, Diallo M. Saliou, Adèle Kacou N’Douba, José P. Langa, Husna...

The U.S.–Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the week of January 11-15, 2016 in North Bethesda, Maryland (USA) followed by the 18th International Conference on Emerging Infectious...

September 24-25, 2015 – Africhol was invited to the fourth meeting of the Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control (CCPC) in Atlanta. The Coalition is an informal group of individuals and organizations motivated by the same goal...

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...

Africhol Country Updates

The Africhol project coordination team composed of Dr Aline Munier and Dr Berthe Njanpop Lafourcade conducted a field monitoring visit in Conakry (Guinea) between 16 and 21 November 2015. This...

An Africhol team visited the East African member countries of Kenya and Tanzania, from 27th to 31st of July, 2015.

Authors: José Paulo Langa, Cynthia Sema, Nilsa De Deus, Mauro Maria Colombo, Elisa Taviani
Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Ministry of Health, Mozambique
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Lomé, Togo - June 2015 The African Cholera Surveillance Network – Africhol – aims to improve cholera prevention and control in Africa. The network, implemented by a...

Cholera News (Other Sources)

Uganda: Cholera Hits Bulambuli
Allafrica (4 Feb 2016)
A cholera outbreak has been declared in Bulambuli District after the district health department registered four suspected cases. The District Health Officer, Dr Muhammadi Mulongo, said the first suspected case was reported in Muyembe Sub-county.

Food outlets closed in Meru over cholera outbreak
The Star (4 Feb 2016)
Food vending along the boundary of Meru and Tharaka has been banned following a cholera outbreak, Kenya Red Cross has said.

Humanitarian Bulletin Eastern and Southern Africa region, Issue 01 | 01–31 January 2016
Reliefweb (4 Feb 2016)
...The Cholera outbreaks in the region in the past year have been remarkable in both their tendency to reappear soon after they are put down, and in their ability to affect vast geographical areas. As of February 2016, more than 42,000 cholera cases and over 550 deaths had been reported across the regions...

Nigeria Cholera Epidemic Operational Review - August 2015
Reliefweb (3 Feb 2016)
In 2015, 13 of the 36 States in Nigeria reported cholera cases, with Anambra, Kano, Rivers and latterly Ebonyi States being the worst affected. By the end of April 2015, 2,108 cases, with 98 deaths had been reported, and though it compared positively with previous years, the CFR had risen to as high as 12% in some areas.

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