Launch of the renewed strategy for cholera control
Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030
Date: 4 October 2017
Place: Les Pensieres, Veyrier-du-Lac, France
The Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) brings together more than 50 organizations to intensify efforts and strengthen partnerships to reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030 through a renewed strategy and global roadmap that focuses on:
- Early detection and quick response to contain outbreaks at an early stage;
- A multisectoral approach to prevent cholera in hotspots in endemic countries (including improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and through use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV)) and,
- An effective mechanism of coordination for technical support, resource mobilization and partnership at local and global level – with the GTFCC providing a strong framework to support countries in intensifying efforts to control cholera.
This meeting marks the launch of the strategy titled Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate the disease transmission by 2030.
The objectives of the 4th October meeting are to solidify concrete commitments:
- From cholera-affected countries, for implementation of evidence-based cholera control and elimination plans;
- From GTFCC partners, for active involvement as technical experts;
- From key donors, for support of the global mechanism and/or to the country programs.