11-30 | Cholera has spread across all districts of Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, home to 2.1 million people. The cholera epidemic was officially declared 14 months ago, in September 2010, and has peaked and troughed a number of times since then. In March/April, during the 'short rainy season', cholera peaked with an average of 120 cases per week. The number of cases had been increasing steadily since September, during the rainy season, with more than 400 cases per week by mid-October.
5-6 | Following the spread of a cholera epidemic in the capital city of Yaoundé in Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a cholera treatment centre and provided care for hundreds of patients.It is five pm on 31st March at a new cholera treatment centre (CTC) in Yaoundé, which has just been set up. The MSF medical team welcomes its first patient and the process begins straight away. Treatment is administered immediately, the patient is put on an IV drip, and the taxi that transported her is disinfected. She is to be the first of many patients at the CTC.
9-28 | MSF has set up treatment centers in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria after an outbreak of cholera occurred in a number of places in the whole region. In early summer, a cholera outbreak appeared in four neighboring countries in western Africa. Although cholera is endemic in the region, there have been far more cases than usual.