Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It can kill within hours if left untreated. Cholera is a major public health problem in Africa. Outbreaks continue to occur due mainly to lack of clean water, poor sanitation facilities, and suboptimal food-handling practices.
Obstacles to the fight against cholera include limited health worker capacity in outbreak management. To help overcome these limitations, AMP is collaborating with Save the Children on the "simCHOLERA" project.
A Serious Game to Reduce Mortality and Morbidity Caused by Cholera
simCHOLERA is a one-year, game-based distance learning project that aims to improve health worker skills in cholera surveillance, prevention, and control in Chad and Central African Republic.
Specific objectives are to:
- Build the capacity of 120 health workers at all levels of the health system in the surveillance, prevention, and control of cholera
- Ensure country ownership and disseminate the distance-learning tool to other countries
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