The Roadmap provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent.
Cholera remains a significant public health problem in many parts of the world. In 2016, 38 countries reported a total of 132 121 cases including 2420 deaths, resulting in an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.8%.
In accordance with its mandate to provide guidance to Member States on health policy matters, WHO issues a series of regularly updated position papers on vaccines and combinations of vaccines against diseases that have an international public health impact.
This leaflet aims at guiding health workers though the very first days of an outbreak. The leaflet also has sections on how to protect the community, how to treat patients and what to do if an outbreak is suspected.
This document offers a framework for the assessment of a cholera outbreak response, to: provide a comprehensive overview of the outbreak response; pinpoint the main strengths and weaknesses; improve preparedness and provide accurate recommendations based on WHO guidelines.