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Technical Books and Guidelines


 UNICEF Cholera Toolkit (English, French, and Arabic available)

 The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit provides UNICEF staff and partners with practical resources to implement an integrated approach to cholera prevention, preparedness and response. 

Cholera-o…uidelines-Preparedness-prevention-and-control.png OXFAM Cholera Outbreak Guidelines: PREPAREDNESS, PREVENTION AND CONTROL 2012

 (English and French available)

 This practical field guide brings together lessons learned from Oxfam’s past interventions in the prevention and control of cholera, and other related guidance.

unicef-kit.jpg UNICEF Cholera Quick Note

 The purpose of this Quick Note is to provide key facts about cholera, and present a set of actions to guide decision making by senior management and program managers. Comprehensive phase and sector-specific response is elaborated separately in the UNICEF Cholera Toolkit.

GTFCC-website.jpg GTFCC Cholera Outbreak Response Field Manual

  This document provides a framework to detect and monitor cholera outbreaks and to organize the response. It includes a short section linking outbreak response to both preparedness and long-term prevention activities.


 ACF Cholera Operational Positioning Paper

 A multidisciplinary approach based on prevention, preparedness and response, along with an efficient surveillance system, is essential for mitigating cholera outbreaks, controlling cholera in endemic areas and reducing deaths.


 The Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response (2018)

 The aim of the Handbook is to improve the quality of humanitarian response in situations of disaster and conflict, and to enhance the accountability of humanitarian action to crisis-affected people. The Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response are the product of the collective experience of many people and agencies.


 UNHCR Handbook for Emergencies: Third Edition

 This book reflected the developments in humanitarian action and UNHCR's emergency response. This version includes a number of important revisions based on valuable inputs from the nongovernmental organizations and other partners who are an integral part of our standby capacity. UNHCR Emergency Website:


 IFRC Epidemic Control for Volunteers: A Training Manual

 This toolkit is designed to guide actions in response to epidemics. It consists of three major components: disease tools, which describe the diseases that can cause epidemics; action tools which describe actions that need to be taken in epidemics; and community message tools which provide important information for the community.



CDC-five-basic-cholera-prevention-steps.jpg CDC Five Basic Cholera Prevention Steps

 This document explains five basic cholera prevention steps. All people (visitors or residents) in areas where cholera is occurring or has occurred should be aware of the basic cholera facts and follow these five basic cholera prevention steps to protect themselves and their family.

CDC-if-you-or-your-adult-family-get-cholera.jpg CDC If you or your adult family get Cholera

 This poster can be used to help educate people about caring for family members who may be at risk of contracting cholera.

CDC-if-your-child-gets-cholera.png CDC If your child gets Cholera

 This poster can be used to help educate people about caring for family members who may be at risk of contracting cholera. 


 CDC Community Health Worker Training Materials for Cholera Prevention and Control (Haiti Cholera outbreak)

 This manual is intended as a tool for community health workers (CHWs) to use to help their communities prevent cholera illnesses and deaths.



 CDC Training on Management of Cholera: Short Course

 This is a short course for training on management of Cholera (Healthcare provider).


  MSF Cholera Treatment Center

 MSF often responds to outbreaks of cholera in the countries we work. We set up our cholera treatment centers to ensure our patients get the best care possible.