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July 02, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a meeting for revitalization of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC), June 26-27 in Chavannes de Bogis near Geneva. The meeting was attended by around 40 representatives from international agencies like WHO, GAVI, Unicef and non-governmental organizations and Universitites active in cholera prevention and control all across the world.


June 11, 2014

Authors: Stanislas Rebaudet, Martin A. Mengel, Lamine Koivogui, Sandra Moore, Ankur Mutreja, Yacouba Kande, Ousmane Yattara, Véronique Sarr Keita, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Eric Garnotel, Sakoba Keita, Renaud Piarroux
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(6): e2898, 5 June 2014, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002898


May 12, 2014

The fourth annual Africhol consortium meeting was held from April 9-10 in Kampala, Uganda. 


April 28, 2014

On April 22, 2014, Africhol participated in a meeting opened at the Congo River Hotel by the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Felix Kabange Numbi.


March 05, 2014

Please take note of the possibility offered by American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) to obtain competitive Travel Awards to attend and participate in the scientific program of the Annual Meeting of November 2-6, 2014. These are open exclusively to students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field. Obviously, this includes cholera related research.


February 06, 2014

Comprehensive Integrated Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control
Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control - August 2013


January 29, 2014

Juba/Brazzaville 22 January 2014 -- The World Health Organization and other development partners have stepped up efforts to vaccinate people against the outbreak of measles and other preventable diseases at displaced camps in South Sudan. This follows tests which confirmed measles outbreak in the Juba and Bentiu Internally Displaced Camps (IDP) where a total of 92 suspected measles cases were recorded. Most of the affected were children below five years of age.


November 22, 2013

Today the GAVI Alliance Board decided to commit support for the cholera stockpile during the period 2014-2018 with a first contribution of $8.5 million approved for 2014 to purchase oral cholera vaccines (OCV). The stockpile will help increase access to OCV in outbreak situations and in endemic settings. Per the Board paper, which will be made public following the Board meeting, GAVI support would gradually increase the stockpile to approximately 20 million doses of OCV.