A blueprint for eliminating cholera by 2030

Md Taufiqul Islam, Allen G. Ross, Adrian C. Sleigh, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful Islam Khan, Nigel A. McMillan, Firdausi Qadri

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Cholera is endemic in 47 countries, but deaths from this disease can be eliminated with a package of low-cost measures implemented by community healthcare workers.

The global burden of cholera remains high, with an estimated 2.9 million cases and 100,000 deaths annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) and its Global Task Force on Cholera Control have launched a strategy, entitled ‘Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030’, with the ambitious goal of reducing mortality by 90% and eliminating cholera in 20 countries. achieved have not been clearly defined. However, the details on how this will be achieved have not been clearly defined. Here we discuss a possible blueprint that may make this goal a reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1747-1749
Number of pages3
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number9
Early online date22 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


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