StopCholera Toolkit

A woman receives oral cholera vaccine in Son La, Vietnam. Photo: Lorenz Von Seidlein (2005)

Cholera is a growing threat, especially for those most vulnerable. Each year about 2.7 million people suffer from cholera, and about 90,000 of them die from this preventable disease. Those who become ill are often the most difficult to reach. Most are poor, live in conditions with poor water quality and sanitation, and often do not have access to treatment when they become ill. Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) can prevent illness and save lives if used efficiently and appropriately.

The StopCholera Toolkit is a collection of practical resources and how-to guides created by the Delivering Oral Cholera Vaccine Effectively (DOVE) Project. The purpose of this toolkit is to help decide if, when, where, and how to use oral cholera vaccine to reduce cholera mortality, prevent cases, and halt outbreaks.

This Toolkit is organized into several modules:

Cholera Basics

This module contains general cholera information including a glossary, fact sheets, important links, and a self-administered health facility capacity assessment. 

Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) Basics

This module contains information on cholera vaccines, including an introductory video, ethical use, use in pregnancy and integration approaches. 

Tools for Deciding Whether to Use OCV

This module contains tools to assist the decision to use a cholera vaccine, including different scenarios and risk assessment tools, and the vaccine introduction cost-effectiveness (VICE) calculator. 

Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns

This standalone manual serves as a guide for developing training sessions in preparation for carrying out oral cholera vaccine campaigns and serves as a reference guide for conducting campaigns and administering the vaccine.

DOVE Project Publications

The most recent DOVE supported publications on oral cholera vaccination can be found here.

Toolkit last updated: February 20, 2017