This set of fact sheets offers a comprehensive and factual description of cholera epidemiology using an identical and reproducible methodology across countries. These fact sheets were produced by a multidisciplinary team with WASH and Health competencies intended to provide decision-makers of both sectors with adequate information to implement efficient and evidence-based cholera prevention and control activities, as well as feeding advocacy purposes.
Year : 2017
Countries: South Sudan, Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
The cholera epidemiology and response fact sheets have been produced for 6 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa. They gather key information to inform cholera control strategies.
Each fact sheet is composed by a general presentation of the epidemics and its distribution over time and space. Cholera hotspots are classified based on the frequency and the duration of previous outbreaks in order to justify the priority level for the actions to implement. The dynamic of the epidemic propagation is analyzed combined with the description of the livelihood and risk practices. Based on that, strategic recommendations are formulated for each country. In case of cross border epidemic, regional dynamics are highlighted.
The strategic recommendations are to reinforce the regional collaboration between the country of a same epidemiological basin, and to develop preparedness and response plans in each country (both at the national and community levels in the cholera hotspots).