Cholera disease outbreak prevention and control

The UNICEF funded activity supports the Ministry of Health in developing and implementing a national thematic Cholera Prevention Campaign. The project intends to increase awareness on prevention of cholera by increasing communities’ risk perceptions; knowledge on what cholera is and how it spreads, enhance communities’ abilities to protect themselves from cholera (through safe disposal of human waste using toilets or latrines, safe water preparation, storage and consumption, food safety and handwashing at all critical moments) and first aid and prompt care seeking for suspected cholera cases.  

An Oral Cholera Vaccine Rapid Results Initiative campaign is also being implemented to support the Ministry of Health and partners in carrying out a reactive oral cholera vaccination campaign to control and prevent cholera outbreaks in Nairobi, Wajir, Tana River, and Garissa Counties from 8th to 20th February 2023. The project is engaging credible voices on air, providing an opportunity for listeners offer feedback, have their questions, concerns, myths, and misinformation around cholera prevention and the Oral Cholera Vaccine sufficiently addressed.  

Category: Emergencies – Cholera  

Client: UNICEF Kenya  

Date: 2022 –2023  

Location: National, Kenya