June 2018

  • The StopCholera Toolkit is Now Available in Arabic

    Abdinasir Abubakar

    MD, MPH, Team Lead, Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Unit | WHO Health Emergencies Department (WHE), World Health Organization, Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean
    Screenshot Arabic Toolkit

    I am happy to inform you that most of the StopCholera Toolkit documents are now available in Arabic.

    The StopCholera Toolkit is a one-stop shop for cholera and oral cholera vaccine information. The Toolkit contains valuable information for cholera focal points and immunization program managers, Ministries of Health and health care workers who respond to cholera and/or administer the vaccine. The aim of the toolkit is to help decide if, when, where, and how to use oral cholera vaccine to reduce cholera mortality, prevent cases, and halt outbreaks.

  • Stakeholder's Conference on Prevention, Control and Elimination of Cholera in Uganda

    David A. Sack, MD

    Professor | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Uganda Stakeholders Meeting. Photo: (2018).

    Uganda Stakeholders Meeting. Photo: (2018).

    Cholera is a major public health problem in Uganda, leading to over 1,000 cases annually. In order to tackle the threat of cholera globally, the WHO released a global strategy, titled Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030. Achieving the overall objective of the renewed strategy—reducing cholera mortality by 90% by 2030—relies on strong commitments from countries, partners, and donors to collectively engage in the fight against cholera. Therefore, in June 2017, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) launched a National Integrated Comprehensive Cholera Prevention and Control Plan, which includes the strategic use of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to prevent cholera among at-risk populations.