IFRC to host the Country Support Platform of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control

October 20, 2020


Statement by the Steering Committee of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC)

The Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) – a partnership of over 50 organizations – is working closely with countries to achieve a 90% reduction in cholera deaths and eliminate cholera in 20 countries and by 2030. By scaling up technical assistance and offering tools and recommendations to support the development of National Cholera Control Plans (NCPs), the GTFCC has contributed to enabling national governments to take the lead in implementation.

In accordance with the global roadmap launched in 2017, GTFCC partners have been working together to establish a support system for cholera-affected countries. To accomplish this the GTFCC is establishing the Country Support Platform (CSP). The CSP will provide multisectoral operational and technical support as well as the advocacy, coordination and policy guidance necessary for countries to develop, fund, implement and monitor their NCPs effectively.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, will host the GTFCC Country Support Platform. With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IFRC will establish and manage the CSP on behalf of the GTFCC for an initial period of 3 years commencing October 2020.

Download the GTFCC Country Support Platform brochure