A best practice model in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most affected countries by cholera epidemics in the Great Lakes region, since the late nineties, according to the World Health Organisation*.

Le modèle de la République Démocratique du Congo

The Global Alliance Against Cholera’s methodology was first developed through the implementation of a program in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This program is used as a best practice model, and accordingly Epidemiology and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene studies are conducted in other cholera-affected regions, with the encouragement of the Alliance.

Previous research projects in the D.R.C. were aimed at understanding the reasons for the recurrence of cholera since its introduction in Africa in 1970. These epidemiological surveys were focused on the origins of the cholera bacteria responsible for the epidemics and its diffusion in the Country.

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* Source: Environmetrics and geomatics research unity, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.