Assessing cholera interventions in Yemen and providing an innovative intervention

Vaccines - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Yemen active

Project timeline: 25/04/2021 - 28/09/2022

Lead Researcher

Dr. Aisha Jumaan

Organisation / Institution

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Funders

Wellcome Trust
FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (previously DfID)

Project summary

Our goal is to identify the best strategies to control the ongoing cholera outbreaks in the Republic of Yemen (ROY). To do so, we will evaluate previous interventions to inform and improve their implementation currently and in the future. These include use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV), water sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) strategies and acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/cholera-related messaging strategies.

Lay summary

Understand what interventions worked and what did not work to prevent cholera in Yemen. Also, recommend interventions that are possible.

Potential for public health impact or global health decision-making

Our findings of what works and why (or what did not work and why) will help guide policy and decision makers understand the factors impacting the success and challenges of the cholera integrated response plan intervention strategies for scale up programs. Consequently, we would have identified the optimal combination of interventions for AWD/cholera affected districts in ROY

Co-Investigators

Charbel El Bcheraoui

Key Collaborators

Yemen FETP, University of Sana'a, University of Aden, Center for Infectious and Tropical diseases in Hudaydah