Country progress

Country engagement is the driving force behind cholera control and elimination

Each country designs its own national plan in the global fight against cholera

Governments, national institutions and affected communities drive the implementation of the Global Roadmap at the country level, with the support of GTFCC. National Cholera Plans (NCPs) are developed by each country according to its specific context and set appropriate targets for cholera control and elimination. A NCP may be built on or integrated into existing initiatives or programs and should not impede what has already been developed.

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National Cholera Plans

What is a National Cholera Plan?

An NCP is a comprehensive document covering all aspects of a country’s cholera prevention and control strategies. All relevant national ministries, government agencies and institutions should be involved in the process of developing, implementing and monitoring the plan.

A living document

As a dynamic, multi-year plan, the NCP states the country’s goals and outlines detailed actions and budgets to coordinate the efforts of everyone working to meet those goals. To monitor progress, the country sets interim checkpoints and measures to develop corrective actions as needed. The implementation plan is reviewed and revised on a regular basis – once a year at least – and updated based on cholera epidemiology.

National Cholera Plans aligned to the Global Roadmap

End 2019, an Independent Review Panel (IRP) was set up. The committee is an independent, impartial team of experts appointed by the GTFCC Steering Committee as proposed by the GTFCC Secretariat with the responsibility of providing rigorous, independent technical assessment of country National Cholera Plans for Control or Elimination (NCPs).

The IRP is responsible for assessing NCPs from a technical perspective, focusing on: (i) the multi-sectoral approach and its alignment with the Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030 goals; (ii) the situational analysis, including cholera risk assessment; and (iii) the feasibility of the proposed interventions and their alignment with the situational analysis by Roadmap pillar of the Interim Guiding Document to Support Contries for the Development of their NCP

National Cholera Plans post-Independent Review Panel

Ethiopia

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Kenya

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National Cholera Plans pre-Independent Review Panel

Bangladesh

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Zambia

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Zanzibar

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