What CDC is Doing About Global Cholera

Updated June 28, 2022

CDC supports oral cholera vaccine (OCV) activities globally and is a founding member of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC). CDC experts represent the agency on taskforce workgroups for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), case management, epidemiology and surveillance, laboratory, and OCVs.

CDC supports the implementation of the initiative “Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030” by:

A vaccination team member receives oral cholera vaccine.

A vaccination campaign supervisor receives oral cholera vaccine (OCV) at the start of an OCV campaign in Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021. Credit: WHO/Kabambi

  • Participating in the GTFCC oral cholera vaccine working group to
    • Develop technical guidance on the prioritization and use of OCVs
    • Review preventive OCV campaign applications
  • Supporting countries with the development and implementation of national OCV plans

CDC works with countries and global partners to implement and improve OCV campaigns by supporting and strengthening local capacity so countries can:

  • Use OCV to respond to a cholera outbreak
  • Identify their cholera hotspots to better target preventive OCV campaigns
  • Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate OCV campaigns
  • Improve access and delivery of lifesaving cholera vaccines

CDC also supports research and evaluation activities to improve use of OCVs.

Visit CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases for more information on CDC’s cholera prevention and response work.

Page last reviewed: March 22, 2022
Content source: Global Immunization