Comprehensive Integrated Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control
In 2012 in the absence of a comprehensive approach for the prevention and control of cholera that included use of oral cholera vaccine, the Coalition spearheaded development of a framework document to address this gap and provide comprehensive guidance for policymakers, policy implementers, donors, clinicians, researchers and health workers. Drawing on the expertise of Coalition members and others in the field, the Coalition published the Comprehensive Integrated Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control. The document summarizes existing recommendations and guidelines, identifies outdated recommendations and gaps, recommends new guidelines suggested by existing research and identifies areas for further research.
The Coalition is a voluntary global collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to develop, support, and improve the widespread application of a comprehensive, integrated strategy for prevention and control of cholera.
Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control Consensus Statements
During the inaugural meeting of the Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control (15-16 March 2012, Atlanta), Coalition members developed and issued a Consensus Statement summarizing points of agreement from the discussion. In response to the continuing spread of cholera in Asia, Africa and Hispaniola, the Coalition urged implementation of a comprehensive package of cholera prevention and control measures, including early detection, treatment and prevention with WaSH and oral cholera vaccines, appropriately tailored to the situation in specific countries/regions. The Coalition committed to working with WHO, its regional and country offices, other international agencies, and affected countries to reduce the burden of cholera.
Summaries of Annual Coalition Meetings
Cholera Tool Kits
Stop Cholera Toolkit
The Delivering Oral Cholera Vaccine (DOVE) Project has published two new modules to the StopCholera Toolkit: Tools for Deciding Whether to Use OCV and a Manual for OCV Campaigns. The StopCholera Toolkit is meant to help those working on cholera decide if, when, where, and how to use oral cholera vaccine to reduce cholera mortality, prevent cases, and halt outbreaks.
The Toolkit contains 4 modules:
1. Cholera Basics: Resources about cholera, including a glossary, fact sheets, key links, and a self-administered facility capacity assessment for cholera outbreaks.
2. Oral Cholera Vaccine Basics: Tools for understanding OCV and making the case for its use, including fact sheets on vaccine safety, ethical use, use in pregnancy, and approaches for integrating OCV and WASH programs.
3. Tools for Deciding Whether to Use OCV: Tools to assist the decision to use cholera vaccine, including different scenarios, risk assessment tools, and the vaccine introduction cost-effectiveness (VICE) calculator.
4. Manual for OCV Campaigns: An adaptable guide for developing training sessions in preparation for carrying out OCV campaigns and a reference guide for conducting campaigns and administering the vaccine.
Please share these resources widely.
UNICEF Cholera Toolkit
The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit is a resource for information and practical adaptive tools related to cholera prevention and control preparedness, planning, coordination, communication, community interventions, and treatment. The toolkit is available in English and French.
WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record – Annual summary of Cholera 2013
The Annual Summary of Cholera 2013 was published by the World Health Organization in the Weekly Epidemiological Record (August 2014). The report summarizes burden of disease, patterns of transmission and outbreaks by region, and WHO support and recommendations.