7th meeting of the GTFCC Working Group on Surveillance (Epidemiology and Laboratory)

April 20 - 21, 2022, Hybrid Event - Virtual & Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


The 7th hybrid meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) Working Group on Surveillance (Epidemiology and Laboratory) will be held from 20-21 April, 2022.

Scope & objectives

In 2021, the Epidemiology and the Laboratory Working Groups joined their forces to create four sub-working groups to address cross-cutting topics to strengthen cholera surveillance.

The preliminary outcomes of these sub-working groups will be presented, including:

  • The principles of a surveillance and testing strategy adapted to cholera transmission intensity.
  • The way forward for the recognition of cholera free status a new framework for the identification of priority areas for interventions (“cholera hotspots”).
  • The perspectives for regional surveillance.

Surveillance challenges and achievements will be illustrated through various examples, and discussion among technical experts, GTFCC partners, countries and regions will be encouraged to collectively shape the way forward and identify next priorities to continue strengthen cholera surveillance (Epidemiology and Laboratory) in order to better inform multisectoral strategies to End cholera.

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14:30 - 14:40

Country experience - Cholera surveillance in Cameroon

Linda Esso, MOH Cameroon

14:40 - 14:50

Perspectives to support the extended use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests

Antara Sinha, Gavi

16:00 - 16:15

Principles for the documentation, recognition and maintenance of a cholera free status

Raoul Kamadjeu, UNICEF

16:15 - 16:30

Country experience - Cholera surveillance and control in Haiti

Katilla Pierre, MOH Haiti

14:00 - 14:15

Revised GTFCC framework for the identification of priority areas for interventions ("cholera hotspots")

Elizabeth Lee, John Hopkins University

14:15 - 14:25

Country experience - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Placide Okitayemba Welo, PNECHOL

14:45 - 14:55

Regional cholera surveillance and coordination: state of play and perspectives

Alexandra Medley, CDC

14:55 - 15:05

Regional experience: Lome cholera hub

Ann Fortin, WHO

16:00 - 16:05

Global cholera database

Elizabeth Lee, John Hopkins University

16:05 - 16:10

Official cholera figures reported annually to WHO

Morgane Dominguez, GTFCC Secretariat

16:10 - 16:20

Perspectives for e-surveillance

Denis Coulombier, GTFCC Secretariat

16:55 - 17:00

Closing remarks

Philippe Barboza, Head of GTFCC Secretariat