Roadmap 2030

A global strategy to reduce cholera deaths and stop cholera transmission

Envision a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health

The global strategy for cholera control aims to reduce cholera deaths by 90% and the eliminate the disease in 20 countries by 2030.

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Ending cholera: a call to action

The Global Roadmap brings together governments, partners, donors, and financiers under a common strategic framework to eliminate cholera by focusing on three key axes: ​

Early detection and quick response

to contain outbreaks

A targeted prevention strategy

focused interventions in cholera PAMIs

Partnership coordination

for effective technical support, resource management and progress tracking

Key figures

  • 1992: start of the GTFCC
  • 2013: creation of the OCV stockpile
  • 2014: revitalization of the GTFCC
  • 2017: launch of Ending Cholera by 2030: A Global Roadmap
  • 2030: target date for 90% reduction in deaths and cholera elimination in up to 20 countries

Rolling out the strategy

With efforts directed to countries affected by cholera, our strategy consists of organizing multi-sectoral, simultaneous interventions, with coordination and support provided by the GTFCC.​

3 strategic focus areas

Engaging communities, improving early warning surveillance systems, building laboratory capacities, improve access and quality of care, and increase supplies availability are part of swift response actions.

By identifying PAMIs, the strategy allows partners implement solutions that prevent cholera transmission.

The GTFCC mobilizes partners from across all sectors to provide a strong platform for advocacy and communications, fundraising, inter-sectoral coordination, and technical assistance.

Supporting the sustainable development goals

Controlling and preventing cholera contributes to achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals:

Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages

Goal 6

Ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all

Goal 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Following the Roadmap, step by step

With the commitment of countries, partners, and donors, the GTFCC is working to achieve the goals set forth in the Global Roadmap. ​

Global Roadmap Theory of Change

Commitment of all stakeholders

  • Countries commit to implementing evidence-based cholera control plans
  • Partners commit to providing oversight and technical expertise
  • Donors commit to supporting the global mechanism and/or the country plans

Axis 1

Early detection and quick response to contain outbreaks

Axis 2

A targeted prevention strategy in cholera PAMIs (formerly ‘hotspots’)

Axis 3

GTFCC support and coordination of human, technical and financial resources

By 2030

20 countries

eliminate cholera

No more uncontrolled cholera

outbreaks in fragile settings


Reduction in cholera deaths

A package of measures to control cholera

The strategy is designed to make a strong impact in the short term while implementing disease surveillance, case management and other control measures in the long term.

Water, sanitation and hygiene

To ensure sustainable WASH solutions for populations most at risk

Leadership and coordination

To build strong preparedness and response strategies

Case management

To improve access and quality of care to reduce cholera related deaths 

Surveillance and reporting

To confirm suspected cases and track progress

Oral cholera vaccines (OCV)

To prevent cholera and protect communities

Community engagement

To involve community leaders, raise awareness and communicate about strategies


Each year, milestones mark progress toward our goal


  • Global Roadmap launched with call-to-action meeting
  • First 3 countries develop cholera control plans following to the Global Roadmap​
  • GTFCC secretariat revitalized to improve technical support for countries and partners​


  • Resolution on cholera adopted at WHA
  • WHO Regional Committee for African passes a cholera control resolution
  • National cholera focal points established
  • Regional cholera platforms enhanced across all sectors
  • Certification process for cholera-free countries introduced


  • GTFCC Steering Committee established​
  • Publication of updated Cholera Outbreak Response Manual​
  • Gavi board decision to include preventative oral cholera vaccine in its Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS)


  • Renewal of Technical Working Group Terms of Reference
  • Launch of the Country Support Platform (CSP) in Bangladesh, DRC, Nigeria, and Zambia


  • Launch of the Cholera Roadmap Research Agenda​
  • Launch of the cholera research tracker


  • Establishment of the GTFCC Advocacy Task Team​
  • Announcement of HE Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia, as a global cholera control champion​
  • National Control Plans of Ethiopia and Kenya launched at WHA 2022


  • GTFCC Steering Committee releases a statement regarding the global cholera outbreaks situation​
  • Launch of CSP operations in Mozambique​
  • WASH cholera statement signed by senior leaders from WHO, Gavi, BMGF, US CDC, IFRC, MSF, UNICEF​
  • GTFCC registers a commitment to the Water Action Agenda​
  • Launch of the Gavi OCV roadmap