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Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030

Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030.


In October 2017, 35 GTFCC partners endorsed a call to action on ending cholera, an unprecedented engagement to fight cholera through implementation of "Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030." Through the declaration, the GTFCC partners call for a commitment from all stakeholders to support cholera-affected countries and align our energies, efforts, and resources to end cholera transmission.

GTFCC Declaration to Ending Cholera

Global Task Force on Cholera Control Declaration to Ending Cholera 4 October 2017 - Annecy, France

Where do we stand on eliminating cholera from the globe?

Mohammad Ali, PhD

Senior Scientist | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
OCV Administration in Kolkata, India by the IVI-NICED Cholera Team (2006)

OCV Administration in Kolkata India by IVI-NICED Cholera Team (2006)

Cholera is one of the most feared diseases and many people die of the disease each year. The disease was first noted by British troops near Jessore, India in 1817. By 1832, it had spread across Russia and Germany to England. [1] During this time, cholera was recognized as a European disease, [2] but with improvements in sanitation and the provision of safe drinking water, the disease was eliminated from  Europe.

Asian experts advocate for use of cholera vaccines

Anna Lena Lopez, MD

Research Associate Professor | Inst. of Child Health & Human Development, Univ. of the Philippines Manila-National Inst. of Health
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Following a meeting of health experts from Asia, members from eight countries in South and Southeast Asia released an advocacy document highlighting the need for an integrated program for cholera control which includes the use of oral cholera vaccines (OCVs) in countries at risk.