Cholera

Cholera causes an estimated 2.9 million infections and 95,000 deaths each year, primarily in Africa and Asia. Every case and every death from cholera are preventable with the knowledge and tools available today, placing the goal of ending the epidemic of cholera and improving the lives of millions of people within reach. CDC is working with partners to implement the Ending Cholera 2030 initiative. The goal of this initiative is to reduce cholera deaths by 90% and to help 20 countries stop disease spread by 2030. The initiative has three strategies:

  • early detection and quick response to contain outbreaks,
  • targeted efforts to prevent cholera recurrence using water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) improvements and vaccination, and
  • effective coordination of technical support, advocacy, resource mobilization, and partnership development.

For more information on general Cholera prevention: Five Basic Cholera Prevention Steps | Cholera | CDC

For more information on global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) visit: Global Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) | Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene | Healthy Water | CDC

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Cholera
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