Cholera prevention and control in Asian countries

Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Mario Baquilod, Claudio Deola, Nguyen Dong Tu, Dang Duc Anh, Cindy Grasso, Anu Gautam, Wan Mansor Hamzah, Seng Heng, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Musal Kadim, S. K. Kar, Mai Le Thi Quynh, Anna Lena Lopez, Julia Lynch, Iqbal Memon, Martin Mengel, Vu Ngoc Long, Basu Dev Pandey, Firdausi QuadriMitra Saadatian-Elahi, Sanjukta Sen Gupta, Ashraf Sultan, Dipika Sur, Dang Quang Tan, Hoang Thi Thu Ha, Nguyen Tran Hein, Phan Trong Lan, Shyam Raj Upreti, Hubert Endtz, N. K. Ganguly, Dominique Legros, Valentina Picot, G. Balakrish Nair

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Cholera remains a major public health problem in many countries. Poor sanitation and inappropriate clean water supply, insufficient health literacy and community mobilization, absence of national plans and cross-border collaborations are major factors impeding optimal control of cholera in endemic countries. In March 2017, a group of experts from 10 Asian cholera-prone countries that belong to the Initiative against Diarrheal and Enteric Diseases in Africa and Asia (IDEA), together with representatives from the World Health Organization, the US National Institutes of Health, International Vaccine Institute, Agence de médecine préventive, NGOs (Save the Children) and UNICEF, met in Hanoi (Vietnam) to share progress in terms of prevention and control interventions on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), surveillance and oral cholera vaccine use. This paper reports on the country situation, gaps identified in terms of cholera prevention and control and strategic interventions to bridge these gaps.

Original languageEnglish
Article number62
JournalBMC Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2018


  • Asia
  • Cholera
  • Cholera vaccine
  • IDEA
  • Sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Water


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