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Launch of the renewed strategy for cholera control

Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030

Date: 4 October 2017
Place: Les Pensieres, Veyrier-du-Lac, France

The Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) brings together more than 50 organizations to intensify efforts and strengthen partnerships to reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030 through a renewed strategy and global roadmap that focuses on:

  • Early detection and quick response to contain outbreaks at an early stage;
  • A multisectoral approach to prevent cholera in hotspots in endemic countries (including improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and through use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV)) and,
  • An effective mechanism of coordination for technical support, resource mobilization and partnership at local and global level – with the GTFCC providing a strong framework to support countries in intensifying efforts to control cholera.

This meeting marks the launch of the strategy titled Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate the disease transmission by 2030.

Objective

The objectives of the 4th October meeting are to solidify concrete commitments:

  • From cholera-affected countries, for implementation of evidence-based cholera control and elimination plans;
  • From GTFCC partners, for active involvement as technical experts;
  • From key donors, for support of the global mechanism and/or to the country programs.

Contact

Email: GTFCCsecretariat@who.int

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