This introductory level course provides a general overview of cholera including prevention and control principles. In addition, the course participants will learn about the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC) and the Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030 strategy. The target audience for this course is personnel responsible for prevention and control of cholera including those involved in cholera outbreak response.
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Overview: Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. It can lead to dehydration, and death in patients with severe forms of the disease. Cholera is an indicator of inequity and lack of social development. Its prevention and control should be multisectoral and well-coordinated integrating activities across sectors.
The Global Task Force for Cholera Control is a global partnership of >50 institutions that has a vision that collective action can stop cholera transmission and end cholera deaths. Its key role is to promote and support implementation of the Ending Cholera – a Global Roadmap to 2030 strategy at country level.
This introductory level course is intended for personnel responsible for prevention and control of cholera and for the ones involved in cholera outbreaks and response.
The knowledge is offered through downloadable presentations and self-test that can be reviewed at your own pace.
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 80% of the course materials.