Making cholera more visible

The GTFCC aims to increase the visibility of cholera as an important global public health problem through integrated and complementary approaches: disseminating information about cholera prevention and control, promoting advocacy, and organizing activities to mobilize resources at national and global levels.

Controlling cholera not only prevents unnecessary deaths – it will also promotes sustainable wealth at the community level.  

Ending cholera will not only prevent unnecessary deaths – it will improve the living conditions of the world’s poorest

The Global Roadmap goals are feasible: controlling cholera is possible and we have the tools to do it

Both history and extensive modeling of country adoption of the Global Roadmap interventions shows that the 2030 goals – 90% reduction in cholera deaths and elimination of cholera in 20 of the 47 countries currently affected – are ambitious but wholly achievable.

Why invest in cholera?

Integrated cholera control interventions contributes to creating sustainable solutions for affected communities, generating local wealth and development opportunities. Cholera outbreaks tend to affect the poorest of our planet. Well designed interventions can increase the performance of health systems while contributing towards better health emergencies preparedness. 

Controlling cholera reduces the burden of many other diseases

Implementing the Global Roadmap will support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (good health and well-being), by reducing the burden of cholera and other WASH-related diseases, including dysentery, shigella, and typhoid. 

Over 34 million cholera cases and 1.1 million cholera deaths can be prevented by 2030

Implementing the Global Roadmap could prevent 1.7 billion cases of diarrhea and 0.9 million diarrhea deaths