7th Meeting of the GTFCC Working Group on Oral Cholera Vaccine Webinars

November 19 - December 10, 2020, Virtual Event


As the COVID-19 pandemic has precluded any real chance of hosting the usually engaging annual meetings of the Working Group on OVC in person, we have opted for a series of 3 webinars (90 minutes) that will give the working group at least a relatively brief chance to review, debate, and propose next steps for the use of OCV. This year, the Working Group on OVC will discuss on the impact of covid-19 on the OCV use, address critical issues in the implementation of the campaigns, review the supply availability and demand forecast, and provide an update on the researchprojects conducted or planned.

An overview summary of the 3 planned webinars for this topic is as follows:

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Session 1: Thursday, November 19 2020 (16:00-17:30 CET)

Updates on campaigns conducted in 2020 & discussion on challenges of implementation (time of implementation, M&E…)

The goal is to address and recommend solutions to specific issues that will permit better quality of campaigns.

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Session 2: Thursday, December 3, 2020 (16:00-17:30 CET)

Demand forecast and supply update

The goal is to provide an update on the current production of vaccines and discuss the needs of production for the coming years.

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Session 3 (Thursday, December 10, 2020 (16:00-17:30 CET)

Research update

The goal is to discuss the outcomes of the conducted research projects and discuss on the priority for research agenda for next year.

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Introduction from the Chair of the Working Group

Dr. Kashmira Date


Overview of the OCV campaigns in 2020

Malika Bouhenia


Campaigns in Bangladesh: Mass preventive campaign in Dhaka (urban) and reactive campaign in Cox’s Bazar (camp)

Dr. Firdausi Qadri


Reactive campaigns in North and South Kivu, DRC

Dr. Placide Okitayemba Welo


Implementation of reactive and preventive campaigns in Uganda

Dr. Godfrey Bwire


Malika Bouhenia

16:00 - 16:05

Update on vaccines production

Amit Kumar

16:10 - 16:15

Update on vaccines production

Rachel Park

16:30 - 16:35

Update from GAVI

Adam Soble

16:40 - 16:50

Prioritization of OCV use in hotspots

Elizabeth Lee

16:15 - 16:25

CATI intervention, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dr. Flavio Finger

16:30 - 16:40

Performance of a vaccination campaign using Cholera vaccine with and without a controlled-temperature chain (CTC)

Dr. Francis Dien Mwansa

16:45 - 16:55

Vibriocidal serum responses to Shanchol when the second dose is delayed 6 months

Dr. Amanda Debes

17:00 - 17:10

Update IVI: effectiveness of Euvichol in Ethiopia & Mozambique

Dr. Se Eun Park & Dr Julia Lynch.