WHO, Partners Announce Global Roadmap To Prevent 90% Of Cholera Deaths By 2030

BBC News: First global pledge to end cholera by 2030
“Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90 percent of cholera deaths by 2030. … It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid agencies, and donors have made such a pledge…” (Mazumdar, 10/3).

CIDRAP News: WHO, partners launch road map to slash cholera deaths
“…The 32-page road map, posted [Tuesday] on the WHO’s web site, focuses on 47 countries affected by the disease with a three-part strategy centering on early detection and quick response, a multisector effort to prevent recurrence, and effective coordination at the local and global levels…” (Schnirring, 10/3).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Factbox: New war on cholera aims to consign killer disease to history books
“…The new global plan focuses on tackling cholera hotspots, where outbreaks occur at the same time each year, by improving water and sanitation services, and through use of oral vaccines. The strategy could help eliminate cholera in 20 affected countries by 2030, according to the WHO…” (Batha, 10/3).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. and partners aim to slash 90 percent of cholera deaths by 2030
“…With an estimated 95,000 cholera-related deaths, and another 2.9 million more people affected annually, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a diverse network of more than 50 U.N. and international agencies, academic institutions, and others, will launch [today] ‘Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030,’ which pinpoints endemic ‘hotspots’ where predictable cholera outbreaks occur year after year…” (10/3).

VOA News: Plan Aims to Sharply Reduce Cholera Deaths Worldwide by 2030
“…Health professionals say new tools, including oral vaccines, can prevent death from cholera. They note it has been more than 150 years since rich countries achieved cholera control. They say poor countries also can end cholera by improving water, sanitation, and hygiene” (Schlein, 10/3).

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