Information on OCV
Cholera is predictable, preventable and can ultimately be eliminated where access to clean water and satisfactory hygiene conditions are ensured and sustained.
The cholera platform is recognizing the role of Oral Cholera Vaccine as an additional tool to control cholera outbreaks during and ahead of an epidemic. Besides, Oral Cholera Vaccine can help provide protection for a population during the period when sustainable WaSH interventions are implemented in cholera hot spots.
The Cholera platform is raising the issue related to the commitment of the civil society and the government to ongoing or future WASH projects in location where an OCV campaign has been conducted. Thus, the group is proposing that some essential requirements shall be filled prior to a pre-emptive OCV campaign in cholera hotspot such as ensuring that minimum evidence defining the WASH related technical options to prevent cholera outbreak is produced and that sustainable WASH intervention are planned and funded or being implemented. The group is recommended that some basic information on the benefit of WASH intervention on the health, economic and social welfare compared to repetitive OCV campaigns shall be provided to the civil society and the government to avoid lack of interest for ongoing or future sustainable WASH intervention.
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