Joint Cholera Initiative for Southern Africa (JCISA) Sub-regional up-date on Cholera; 2017 – Week 12

Highlights • Tanzania outbreak continues but with significant reduction in cases. • A small outbreak in North Western Zambia bordering with DRC is reported to be under control and managed by MOH. • Angola has seen a reduction in cases but the last official report available is that of week 8 - 26 February. • Mozambique has seen a significant number of cases in Nampula in the North and Tete in the centre of the country. As well as steadily increasing numbers in Maputo province, with its total representing 84% of current outbreaks in the sub-region. • Malawi and Zimbabwe have both reported cases in March – 14 and 4 respectively. The JCISA bulletin will now be produced monthly, this edition once again highlighting the situation in the five priority countries and Tanzania. Risk remains high as heavy late rains and flooding has been experienced in many Southern African countries.