10th Annual Meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC)

June 26 - 28, 2023, Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

Summary

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) will be conducted in a hybrid format. The meeting will take place from June 26-28, 2023 at Les Pensières Center for Global Health in Veyrier-du-Lac, France. Interested parties will also be able to join the afternoon sessions virtually via Zoom.

Objectives

  • Present the picture of the current Cholera global situation and response coordination mechanisms: highlighting the context in which the GTFCC community is/has been operating.
  • Update on the activities of the GTFCC secretariat, the GTFCC Country Support Platform (CSP), Technical Working Groups (TWG) and countries in the context of what has been achieved.
  • Discuss the lessons learned to inform future action of the GTFCC and identify action items.

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Resources

Focus on the current cholera global situation and coordination mechanism (Cholera IMST)

13:45-14:30

Overview of global epidemiological situation and context

Henry Gray, Cholera Incident Manager

The global cholera control effort: overview and updates from the GTFCC Secretariat and Country Support Platform (GTFCC)

14:30-15:45

Towards the 2030 roadmap’s goals: where do we stand?

Philippe Barboza

14:30-15:45

The Country Support Platform (CSP): where we stand today

Joseph Adive Seriki

Looking across the GTFCC working groups: achievements, challenges and identified priorities

16:15-17:25

Case Management working group update

Iza Ciglenecki, MSF

16:15-17:25

Epidemiology working group update

Flavio Finger, Epicentre

16:15-17:25

Laboratory working group update

Marie-Laure Quilici, Institut Pasteur

16:15-17:25

OCV working group update

Lucy Breakwell, US CDC

16:15-17:25

WASH working group update

Arielle Nylander, WaterAid

Measuring progress against the Roadmap: GTFCC monitoring and evaluation tools? Introduction to Country Updates

13:35-13.45

Towards the global roadmap goals: reporting and monitoring frameworks

Marion Martinez Valiente, GTFCC Secretariat Focal Point

Panel 1: Country Updates towards 2030 targets (Part 1)

13:45-15:00

Bangladesh update towards 2030 roadmap

Aninda Rahman

13:45-15:00

Management of cholera outbreak in Lebanon

Madonna Matar, MD, MPH

13:45-15:00

Nepal country update cholera

Dr Krishna Prasad Paudel, Ministry of Health and Population

13:45-15:00

Cholera situation in Pakistan

Dr Baseer Khan Achakzai, Director General Health Mo NHSR&C

Panel 2: Country Updates towards 2030 targets (Part 2)

15:20-16:30

Ethiopia update

Yeshambel Worku, MPH

15:20-16:30

Updates from Kenya

Dr. Emmanuel Okunga, Division of Disease Surveillance & Response Ministry of Health

15:20-16:30

Battling an intractable cholera outbreak in the Republic of Malawi

Wilfred Nkhoma, MPH, PhD, FRSPH

15:20-16:30

Cholera update for Mozambique

Jose Paulo Langa

Plenary discussion: cholera research efforts and recent developments

16:30-17:55

Cholera Roadmap Research agenda & Research Tracker

Helen Groves, Wellcome Trust

16:30-17:55

Targeted WASH interventions to reduce cholera in Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: CHoBI7 and PICHA7 Programs

Christine Marie George, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

16:30-17:55

Single dose azithromycin to prevent cholera in children

Jason Harris, MGH: Dr. Jason Harris

16:30-17:55

Case-area targeted interventions (CATI) to rapidly contain the spread of cholera: updates from the study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ruwan Ratnayake

16:30-17:55

How might we make cholera diagnostics more resilient to the negative effects of antibiotics and lytic phages?

Eric Jorge Nelson, University of Florida

Country updates towards 2030 targets (Part 3)

13:35-14:45

Cholera prepardness & response in Somalia

Dr Mohamed Derow, MOH

13:35-14:45

Update on cholera epidemiological situation in South Africa

Tsakani Furumele

13:35-14:45

Ccholera situation in Benin

Rodrigue Glele-Aho, COUSP coordinator

13:35-14:45

Epidemiological situation & management of cholera in the DRC

Placide Welo Okitayemba, PNECHOL

13:35-14:45

Cholera situation in Togo

Dr Julie Azanman, Infectious Hazard Management

Country updates towards 2030 targets (Part 4)

15:25-16:15

Update on cholera epidemiological situation in Nigeria

Sebastian Yennan, IM Cholera

15:25-16:15

Cholera prevention & control updates in Uganda

Dr Bonny Kintu, MoH

15:25-16:15

Cholera resurgence in Haiti

Katilla Pierre, MoH