Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) surveillance working group meeting

April 16 - 18, 2018 - Les Pensieres Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


3rd WASH working group / Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC)

The meeting will be an opportunity to present an update on the GTFCC and the Ending Cholera Roadmap and in this context to discuss the engagement of the Surveillance Epidemiology and Laboratory WG in the implementation of the roadmap. Specifically, the proposed objectives of the meeting are to:

  • Provide an update on the GTFCC and the recently launched Ending Cholera Roadmap,
  • For partners and countries to provide an update on activities,
  • Agree on next steps in the mapping cholera hotspots in affected countries to inform the implementation of control interventions,
  • Discuss the role of modelling to inform response to outbreaks and use of Oral Cholera Vaccines,
  • Agree on recommendations for national laboratories for the management of cholera strains including quality assurance,
  • Identify opportunities for coordination with other GTFCC Working Groups.


Monday 16 April

Tuesday 17 April

Joint Session Laboratory and Epidemiology Working Group

  • 09:00-10:00

    Introduction on the rationale for environmental testing and update on discussions to date

    David OLSON

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Cindy Grasso

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