Cholera: Introduction (English/Arabic عربى/Hausa)
(English/Arabic عربى/ Hausa) Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. It includes materials that can be accessed in English, Arabic and Hausa.
Self-paced
Language: English
Basic (Basique)

Course information


La version française de ce cours est disponible sur : https://openwho.org/courses/cholera-introduction-fr

Overview: Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. It includes materials that can be accessed in English, Arabic and Hausa. We hope that this course will help you refresh what you already know and help you transform good principles on cholera management into action.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • describe the case definition and alerts for cholera;
  • describe main transmission routes;
  • list list the key preventive actions; and
  • explain how cholera control is multisectoral.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: No certificate available at this time.

Course contents


  • Introduction to Cholera (English/Arabic عربى/Hausa):

    This section offers an introductory overview of the disease. Please select your preferred language to access course materials.
  • English:

    Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This introductory-level course has 4 sections and is intended for personnel responding to cholera outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed.
  • Hausa:

    Presentation slides in Hausa.

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