The StopCholera Toolkit is Now Available in Arabic

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Abdinasir Abubakar

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

While all of the resources in the Toolkit are valuable, there are two specific documents I want to highlight.

Oral Cholera Vaccine: What You Need to Know

This fact sheet covers the basic aspects of the currently available oral cholera vaccines, summarizing recommendations and comparing across vaccines. You can find a table of information on the composition, presentation, cold chain requirements, dosage, age, efficacy, duration of protection and more in the document. 

 

Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns

This manual is meant to be used by immunization program managers as well as other public health officers to develop training sessions in preparation for carrying out oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaigns. It is also intended to serve as a reference guide for health care workers conducting the campaigns and administering the vaccine. The manual highlights best practices in managing and delivering OCV services and contains easily digestible information on

  • Cholera and cholera vaccines
  • How oral cholera vaccines are used
  • Integrating cholera vaccination with other cholera interventions
  • Educating and mobilizing the community for a vaccination campaign
  • Planning and carrying out a cholera vaccination campaign, and
  • Supervision and monitoring

 

Contact DOVE

Colleagues at the DOVE project would love to hear your feedback regarding the documents and how you have used them or intend to use them. I encourage you to contact the DOVE Project with any questions or inquiries at Info@stopcholera.org