Uganda

Stakeholders’ Conference on Prevention, Control and Elimination of Cholera in Uganda

 

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. 

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.