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Kenya - Cholera Prevention and Response Plan

Below is Kenya operational response plan

Kenya Cholera Plan


In Kenya, cholera incidence has been on the increase since 2006, and outbreaks have been
increasing in numbers since 2007. In 2009, cholera was reported in 52 districts in all the
provinces of Kenya with more than 11,679 cases and with an overall case fatality rate of 2.3%.
More profound effects of the outbreaks were felt in the arid and semi-arid areas of the country
along Lake Turkana, Nyanza and Coast provinces as well as in prisons and the urban slums of
Nairobi. Cholera has also been reported in refugee camps in Kenya.

Thematic specific objectives:

  • To raise the profile and implications of cholera within and beyond the health sector.
  • To strengthen information sharing.
  • To strengthen coordination by establishing a functioning cholera coordination mechanism
    at all levels of health services delivery.
  • To mobilize resources for the different cholera prevention and control activities.
  • To strengthen cross boarder coordination.