Ending Cholera Globally

kids smiling by water

Children demonstrate their hand-washing technique at a latrine just outside Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Kenya is among the countries CDC is helping to develop national plans to end cholera by 2030.

Cholera is a deadly waterborne disease, killing an estimated 95,000 people each year and sickening 2.9 million more. As part of the Ending Cholera Initiative launched by the Global Task Force for Cholera Control, CDC is helping Kenya and Tanzania develop national plans to end cholera by 2030. CDC also works to prevent and respond to cholera outbreaks by collaborating with local authorities to identify cholera hotspots; providing targeted training for cholera surveillance and detection; identifying unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions; and assisting with cholera vaccination campaigns.