Latest Africhol News

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 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 –...

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...

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...

Africhol Country Updates

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...

Africhol supported cross-border alert and response activities to Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe that were affected by heavy rains and floods between December 2014 and May 2015. We provided...

Cholera News (Other Sources)

'Water ATMs' to help Kenyan slum dwellers
Anadolu Agency (13 Aug 2015)
Earlier this year, more than 3,235 cases of cholera were reported in Kenya, with slum dwellers being most affected. Residents of Kenya’s Mathare slums in the capital Nairobi have always been forced to live without access to clean water.

UNHCR Kenya Factsheet - July 2015
Reliefweb (11 Aug 2015)
...Kambioos Camp Outbreak Control and Response Team was reactivated following one confirmed and some suspected cholera cases. Preventive and control measures have been put in place and no more cases have been confirmed so far.

Ebonyi: 40 Die From Cholera
Leadership.ng (11 Aug 2015)
No fewer than 40 persons, including secondary school students, from different local government areas of Ebonyi State, have died since the outbreak of cholera in the state in February this year.

UNICEF Refugee Influx to DRC from Burundi - Situation Update, 2 August 2015
Reliefweb (5 Aug 2015)
...From 13 July to 19 July (Week 29), 28 cases of cholera have been reported in Uvira and 3 in Ruzizi Health Zone (HZ) as opposed to 15 and 9 cases respectively from 6 to 12 July (Week 28). Since the beginning of the year, 497 cases in Uvira and 188 cases in Ruzizi have been reported. Only one case was reported amongst the refugees.

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