The Global Task Force on Cholera Control
This partnership brings together governmental and non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and scientific institutions to coordinate activities against epidemic enteric diseases and develop technical guidelines and training materials for cholera control. Currently, priority activities are aimed at:
To date, the Task Force has provided technical advice and support for cholera control and prevention at country level; training of health professionals at national, regional and international levels in prevention, preparedness and response of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks; and the dissemination of information on cholera and other epidemic prone enteric diseases to health professionals and the general public.
Currently, priority activities are aimed at:
- encouraging improved surveillance and using data to identify high risk areas and guide intervention.
- providing evidence based support to countries for preparedness and response
- gaining evidence on the use of Oral Cholera Vaccines as an additional public health tool to diminish incidence of cholera in high risk areas and vulnerable groups;
- linking health and management of the environment in order to improve access to safe water for vulnerable populations and diminish incidence of waterborne diseases.