Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

4th Meeting of the the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) – WASH Working Group

12 - 13 February 2019 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier du Lac (France)

Summary

5th Global Task Force on Cholera Control annual meeting

The WASH WG meeting was an opportunity to get an update and discuss challenges and next steps for the implementation of the Ending Cholera Roadmap in countries, especially with regards to the WASH pillar.

The proposed specific objectives and topics for discussion were as follows:

To provide an update on the implementation of the Ending Cholera Roadmap and integration of WASH into country National Cholera Plans (NCPs) plans including:

  • General update from GTFCC – including other WGs
  • Perspectives from participating countries
  • Lessons learnt and way forward to engage countries in multisectoral cholera control targeting cholera hotspots

To discuss WASH specific-support to countries and follow up from the 2018 annual meeting country including:

  • Review of achievements since the 2018 meeting
  • Update on the development of the Cholera Elimination Framework to guide countries on how to structure a National Cholera Control/Elimination Plan (NCP), especially with regards to WASH interventions (define WASH indicators needed for hotspot identification, define WASH light vs longer term interventions, OCV+WASH synergy, standard M&E approaches and impact evaluation)
  • Update on the development of the “WASH Package” (i.e. set of activities and interventions needed under the WaSH pillar for cholera control)
  • Launch of the Investment Case – including advocacy and financing for WASH interventions

To review the WASH research agenda:

  • Feedback from the “GTFCC RESEARCH AGENDA SCOPING MEETING” hosted by DFID and Wellcome Trust in London on 23-24 July 2018
  • Update from partners on research projects
  • Agreement on the WASH WG research priorities for 2019

To discuss and agree on the work plan and priorities for the WASH WG in 2019

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Program

Day 1 Tuesday, 12 February

Day 2 Wednesday, February 13

  • 9:00 - 9:30

    Introduction

    Tim GRIEVE

GTFCC update

Country panel discussion: updates, challenges and in-country support requirements for the development and implementation of National Cholera Plans (NCP)

Implementation of the roadmap in countries: GTFCC support

Implementation of the roadmap in countries: group work

Group leads: Monica RAMOS & Lorenzo PEZZOLI

  • 15:30 -17:00

    WASH Vulnerability: identification and measurement of WASH vulnerability for situational analysis, planning and monitoring NCPs

    GROUP 1

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  • 15:30 -17:00

    Role of GTFCC for WASH Advocacy and Financing: outline an advocacy plan for funding of NCPs

    GROUP 2

Implementation of the roadmap in countries: feeback from group work

  • 9:00 - 10:30

    WASH Vulnerability: identification and measurement of WASH vulnerability for situational analysis, planning and monitoring NCPs

    GROUP 1

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  • 9:00 - 10:30

    Role of GTFCC for WASH Advocacy and Financing: outline an advocacy plan for funding of NCPs

    GROUP 2

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Partner presentations

Risk communication and community engagement

  • 12:30 - 13:00

    Role of risk communications and community engagement in NCPs

    Ketan CHITNIS & Eva NIEDERBERGER

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Update on GTFCC research agenda

Identification of further technical guidance needed for the "WASH package"

  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Identification of further technical guidance needed for the "WASH package"

    Jean LAPEGUE

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  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Overview of WASH and Cholera training

    Selected partners

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WASH Working Group and next steps

  • 16:00 - 17:00

    Summary of main points agreed during the meeting and agreement on agenda of work

    Lorenzo PEZZOLI

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  • 16:00 - 17:00

    Final words

    Tim GRIEVE

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