Resource June 5, 2018
This is the meeting report from the Stakeholders' Conference on Prevention, Control and Elimination of Cholera in Uganda January 29 - 31, 2018 at Makerere Univeristy in Uganda.
Blog post June 3, 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.
Blog post June 1, 2015
Read Dr. David Sack’s latest reflections of a modern day broad street pump in Cameroon on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists blog: I recently learned the details of events from Cameroon that reminded me of a modern day Broad Street pump. If you work in public health, you’ll remember that in 1854, John Snow removed the handle from the Broad Street water pump in London and – in all likelihood – stopped a cholera outbreak that had killed over 600 people.
Blog post March 13, 2015
Water collection in east Africa. Photo: Lorenz Von Seidlein
I was talking with a health official in Africa this week about an outbreak of cholera in his country. I asked if vaccine had been considered as a response to the outbreak. He responded: vaccination would not be possible in this area because it is too remote; the people are farmers living in scattered villages.
Resource August 21, 2014
The Cholera Library of the Humanitarian Response West and Central Africa website publishes weekly reports of cholera incidence and deaths collected from ministries of health and compiled by the West and Central Africa Office of UNICEF. It is an essential source for up-to-date data on cholera in West and Central Africa.
This website is in French, with documents available in both English and French.
Resource August 10, 2014
The African Cholera Surveillance Network website contains country-specific information and news on cholera and cholera surveillance. Africhol is a consortium that supports cholera surveillance in several African countries and promotes sustainability. The website also includes project updates, latest research, and publications.