Africhol in Cameroon

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Cameroon first reported cholera cases in 1970 and 1971 and was afflicted by recurrent cholera epidemics, in 1985, 1991, 1996, 2004 and 2010-2011.

Cholera surveillance in Cameroon is carried out by the department for disease control, under the authority of the Ministry of Health (MoH). Africhol collaborates with the MoH to identify the enhanced surveillance zone and the reference laboratory where the project will be implemented.

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Latest News

February 03, 2012

With the launch of project activities in Cameroon last November, Africhol—the African cholera surveillance network—is now established in all eight participating countries (which also include DRC, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda). Cameroon was already part of the...

February 01, 2012

We are happy to welcome the country team from Cameroon, led by focal point Professor Ondobo Andze, to the Africhol consortium. Last November, the Africhol coordination team conducted its mission to Cameroon. The urban site of Bonasama, located in the coastal city of Douala, was selected...

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Publications & Data


Authors: L. Dempouo Djomassi, Bradford D. Gessner, G. Ondobo Andze, and G. A. Etoundi Mballa
Cholera in Africa: Microbiology, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control
Africhol - The Cholera Surveillance Network in Nine Sub-Saharan African Countries
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 208, Supplement 1, 1 November 2013, S92-S97