Roadmap 2030

A new 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 new global strategy for cholera control aims to achieve a 90% reduction in cholera deaths through the mobilization of cholera-affected countries with the support of the GTFCC. Working together, we can stop disease transmission by 2030 in up to 20 countries.

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Ending Cholera: a call to action

The Global Roadmap to 2030 calls on countries, technical partners and donors to step up their efforts and pool their resources to eliminate cholera by focusing on 3 key areas.

Early detection and quick response

to contain outbreaks

A targeted prevention strategy

using vaccines in cholera hotspots

Support, resources and partnership

with GTFCC coordination and support


  • 1992: start of the GTFCC
  • 2013: creation of the oral cholera vaccine stockpile
  • 2014: revitalization of the GTFCC
  • 2017: launch of The Global Roadmap to 2030
  • 2030: target date for 90% reduction in deaths & cholera elimination in 20 countries

The successful implementation of the Global Roadmap may allow up to 50% cost savings compared with the average yearly cost of responding to emerging cholera outbreaks.

Rolling out the strategy

With efforts directed at the 47 countries affected by cholera today, our strategy consists of organizing interventions across several sectors simultaneously with overall coordination and support provided by the GTFCC.


Engaging communities, improving early warning surveillance, building laboratory capacities, strengthening health systems and ensuring supplies are ready are all part of a swift response.

The strategy calls on countries and partners to prevent cholera transmission in hotspots by organizing WASH programs and administering the oral cholera vaccine.

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

Today we are in a position to change this map. Controlling cholera in hotspots reduces cholera deaths and disease, and it also represents an important step toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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 we will make steady progress over the next 10 years and eliminate the disease in 20 countries by 2030. We can put an end to cholera transmission through simple, practical steps.

Theory of change of the Global Roadmap

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 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

Strengthening healthcare systems

To improve readiness in case of an outbreak

Surveillance and reporting

To confirm suspected cases and track progress

Oral cholera vaccine (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
  • GTFCC secretariat revitalized to improve technical support for countries


  • Investment case on cholera drawn up
  • 3 to 5 additional countries develop cholera control plans
  • National cholera focal points established
  • Regional cholera platforms enhanced across all sectors
  • Certification process for cholera-free countries introduced


  • Resource mobilization meeting
  • Presentation of results to date
  • Consensus for future actions