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Supporting Cholera Control and Prevention Efforts via "Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030"

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    Description
    Description
    The Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) is a partnership of more than 50 institutions, including NGOs, academic institutions, and UN agencies. These partners offer limitless support to global actors in cholera control and prevention, including provisions of technical assistance, communications and advocacy support, political will-building, etc. The partners of the GTFCC cosigned a 2017 commitment to end cholera via creation of Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030. These partners also recommitted to the GTFCC in mid-2022, reconfirming their ongoing involvement in the partnership. The GTFCC offers countries the capacity, tools, and assistance to develop National Cholera Plans (NCPs) and implement them effectively, including: i) technical support and assistance; ii) partnership at local and global levels; iii) policy guidance; iv) capacity building; v) implementation of research; vi) advocacy and communications support; and vi) fundraising and resource mobilization. Additionally, the GTFCC’s operational arm – the Country Support Platform (CSP) – provides four countries (Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Zambia) with additional support and expertise mechanisms. The CSP is currently hosted by IFRC, and expansion to additional countries is a future possibility. Oversight to the GTFCC is provided by a Steering Committee, which is comprised of several partner representatives that support the secretariat in making decisions and providing strategic direction. In addition, pillar-specific areas of cholera control and prevention activities have freestanding working groups to provide tailored assistance and support on a range of issues. Working group areas include oral cholera vaccines; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); case management; and surveillance. The GTFCC also convenes an Advocacy Task Team, made up of key staffers from across a range of partners. The Advocacy Task Team holds responsibility over strategic thinking, convening, and dissemination of GTFCC advocacy and communications tools, which is achieved via a partnership-wide work plan.
    Expected Impact
    The GTFCC partnership called for a commitment from all stakeholders to support cholera-affected countries and align energies, efforts, and resources to end cholera transmission. The partnership affirms the vision of a world in which cholera no longer presents a threat to public health, under the auspices of Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030. Partners are committed to achieving a target of a 90% reduction in cholera deaths by 2030. Controlling cholera is both a moral obligation and a critical step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for the reduction of inequality, good health and wellbeing for all, and access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). By addressing cholera, the world’s most marginalized individuals are immediately targeted, and by utilizing the GTFCC’s multidisciplinary partnership model, linkages are inherent to all activities. The global roadmap is being implemented across three strategic axes, all of which offer far-reaching impact, both to achievement of the SDGs and beyond: 1) Early detection and quick response to contain outbreaks. (The roadmap focuses on containing outbreaks—wherever they may occur— through early detection and rapid response, which are critical elements for reducing the global burden of cholera. Through interventions like robust community engagement, strengthening early warning surveillance and laboratory capacities, health systems and supply readiness, and establishing rapid response teams, the number of deaths from cholera can be drastically reduced.) 2) A targeted multi-sectoral approach to prevent cholera recurrence. (The roadmap also calls on countries and partners to focus on cholera “hotspots,” the relatively small areas most heavily affected by cholera, which experience cases on an ongoing or seasonal basis and play an important role in the spread of cholera to other regions and areas. Cholera transmission can be stopped in these areas through measures including improved WASH and through use of OCV. In Africa alone, 40 to 80 million people live in cholera hotspots.) 3) An effective mechanism of coordination for technical support, advocacy, resource mobilization, and partnership at local and global levels. (The GTFCC provides a strong framework to support countries in intensifying efforts to control cholera, building upon country-led cross-sectoral cholera control programs, and supporting them through human, technical, and financial resources. As a global network of organizations, the GTFCC is positioned to bring together partners from across all sectors and offers an effective country-driven platform to support advocacy and communications, fundraising, intersectoral coordination, and technical assistance. This is also true of the GTFCC Country Support Platform, housed at IFRC.)
    Partners

    The GTFCC partnership consists of the following partners: Action contre la Faim (ACF), American University of Beirut, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC), Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire, CERMES, Niger, Centre for Development and Cooperation SUPSI, Eawag-Sandec, Epicentre, Fogarty International Center, NIH, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, GHESKIO Centers, icddr,b , ICMR -National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Disease, Institut Pasteur, Institute of Tropcial Medicine, Antwerp, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, International Vaccine Institute, Johns Hopkins University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Medair, Médecins Sans Frontières, Merieux Foundation, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), South Africa, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Oxfam, PATH, Première Urgence Internationale, Res'eaux, Sanger Institute, Save the Children, Solidarités International, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Task Force for Global Health, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Tufts University, UNHCR, UNICEF, University of Washington, University of Florida, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Veolia Foundation, WaterAid, Wellcome, World Health Organization (WHO)

    Additional information
    This video was unveiled at WHA 2018 as a celebration of the passing of the cholera resolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m3y7Ut-wMs&t=1s

    Goal 3

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

    Goal 3

    3.1

    By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
    3.1.1

    Maternal mortality ratio

    3.1.2

    Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel

    3.2

    By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
    3.2.1

    Under-five mortality rate

    3.2.2

    Neonatal mortality rate

    3.3

    By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

    3.3.1

    Number of new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population, by sex, age and key populations

    3.3.2

    Tuberculosis incidence per 100,000 population

    3.3.3

    Malaria incidence per 1,000 population

    3.3.4

    Hepatitis B incidence per 100,000 population

    3.3.5

    Number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases

    3.4

    By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
    3.4.1

    Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease

    3.4.2

    Suicide mortality rate

    3.5

    Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

    3.5.1

    Coverage of treatment interventions (pharmacological, psychosocial and rehabilitation and aftercare services) for substance use disorders

    3.5.2

    Alcohol per capita consumption (aged 15 years and older) within a calendar year in litres of pure alcohol

    3.6

    By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
    3.6.1

    Death rate due to road traffic injuries

    3.7

    By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

    3.7.1

    Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods

    3.7.2

    Adolescent birth rate (aged 10-14 years; aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group

    3.8

    Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

    3.8.1

    Coverage of essential health services

    3.8.2

    Proportion of population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income

    3.9

    By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
    3.9.1

    Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution

    3.9.2

    Mortality rate attributed to unsafe water, unsafe sanitation and lack of hygiene (exposure to unsafe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) services)

    3.9.3

    Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning

    3.a

    Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate
    3.a.1

    Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older

    3.b

    Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all

    3.b.1

    Proportion of the target population covered by all vaccines included in their national programme

    3.b.2
    Total net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors
    3.b.3

    Proportion of health facilities that have a core set of relevant essential medicines available and affordable on a sustainable basis

    3.c

    Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States
    3.c.1

    Health worker density and distribution

    3.d

    Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks

    3.d.1

    International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness

    3.d.2

    Percentage of bloodstream infections due to selected antimicrobial-resistant organisms

    Goal 6

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    Goal 6

    6.1

    By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all

    6.1.1

    Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services

    6.2

    By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations

    6.2.1

    Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water

    6.3

    By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally

    6.3.1

    Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated

    6.3.2

    Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality

    6.4

    By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
    6.4.1

    Change in water-use efficiency over time

    6.4.2

    Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources

    6.5

    By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

    6.5.1

    Degree of integrated water resources management 

    6.5.2

    Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation

    6.6

    By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
    6.6.1

    Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time

    6.a

    By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
    6.a.1

    Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan

    6.b

    Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management

    6.b.1

    Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

    Goal 9

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

    Goal 9

    9.1

    Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
    9.1.1

    Proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road

    9.1.2

    Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport

    9.2

    Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries

    9.2.1

    Manufacturing value added as a proportion of GDP and per capita

    9.2.2

    Manufacturing employment as a proportion of total employment

    9.3

    Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets
    9.3.1

    Proportion of small-scale industries in total industry value added

    9.3.2

    Proportion of small-scale industries with a loan or line of credit

    9.4

    By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

    9.4.1

    COemission per unit of value added

    9.5

    Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending
    9.5.1

    Research and development expenditure as a proportion of GDP

    9.5.2

    Researchers (in full-time equivalent) per million inhabitants

    9.a

    Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    9.a.1

    Total official international support (official development assistance plus other official flows) to infrastructure

    9.b

    Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities
    9.b.1

    Proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added

    9.c

    Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020

    9.c.1

    Proportion of population covered by a mobile network, by technology

    Goal 11

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    Goal 11

    11.1

    By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

    11.1.1

    Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing

    11.2

    By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
    11.2.1

    Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

    11.3

    By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
    11.3.1

    Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate

    11.3.2

    Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically

    11.4

    Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

    11.4.1

    Total per capita expenditure on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by source of funding (public, private), type of heritage (cultural, natural) and level of government (national, regional, and local/municipal)

    11.5

    By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

    11.5.1

    Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

    11.5.2

    Direct economic loss attributed to disasters in relation to global domestic product (GDP)

    11.5.3

    (a) Damage to critical infrastructure and (b) number of disruptions to basic services, attributed to disasters

    11.6

    By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

    11.6.1

    Proportion of municipal solid waste collected and managed in controlled facilities out of total municipal waste generated, by cities

    11.6.2

    Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted)

    11.7

    By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
    11.7.1

    Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

    11.7.2

    Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 months

    11.a

    Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

    11.a.1

    Number of countries that have national urban policies or regional development plans that (a) respond to population dynamics; (b) ensure balanced territorial development; and (c) increase local fiscal space

    11.b

    By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

    11.b.1

    Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

    11.b.2

    Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies

    11.c

    Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials

    Goal 13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    Goal 13

    13.1

    Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

    13.1.1

    Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

    13.1.2

    Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

    13.1.3

    Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies

    13.2

    Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

    13.2.1

    Number of countries with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    13.2.2

    Total greenhouse gas emissions per year

    13.3

    Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

    13.3.1

    Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment

    13.a

    Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible

    13.a.1

    Amounts provided and mobilized in United States dollars per year in relation to the continued existing collective mobilization goal of the $100 billion commitment through to 2025

    13.b

    Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities


     

    13.b.1

    Number of least developed countries and small island developing States with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    Name Description
    Conduct an annual meeting each year that brings together key stakeholders to support the implementation of the roadmap (ongoing)
    Circulation and ongoing implementation of Ending Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030 (ongoing)
    Dissemination plan for the 2023 GTFCC Steering Committee Statement
    Financing (in USD)
    Financial support is provided by multiple partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and others. These partners fund a range of efforts.
    Staff / Technical expertise
    GTFCC partners provide staffing and technical expertise in all facets, alongside the secretariat (which is overseen by the Head & Focal Point), as well as WHO, which provides staffing via the WHO cholera team.
    Other, please specify
    High-level political commitment: Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema is the GTFCC’s global cholera champion, offering an invaluable resource – the voice of a Head of State – to cholera control and prevention efforts.
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    04 October 2017 (start date)
    31 December 2030 (date of completion)
    Entity
    Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC)
    SDGs
    Region
    1. Global
    Other beneficiaries

    Cholera-affected populations

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    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Angola
    Angola
    Bangladesh
    Bangladesh
    Benin
    Benin
    Botswana
    Botswana
    Burkina Faso
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Burundi
    Cameroon
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chad
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Djibouti
    Djibouti
    Equatorial Guinea
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Ethiopia
    Gabon
    Gabon
    CAPRE Foundation
    Ghana
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guinea-Bissau
    India
    India
    Climate Emergency Institute
    Iraq
    Iraq
    Kenya
    Kenya
    Liberia
    Liberia
    Madagascar
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Mauritania
    Mozambique
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Namibia
    Niger
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Service Centre for Development Cooperation
    Rwanda
    Rwanda
    Senegal
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Sierra Leone
    Somalia
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Sudan
    Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE)
    Syrian Arab Republic
    Syrian Arab Republic
    Global Action Plan
    Togo
    Togo
    Uganda
    Uganda
    Yemen
    Yemen
    Zambia
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe
    Contact Information

    Philippe, Head, GTFCC Secretariat