ESARO Guidance Note to Support Safe School Operations during Cholera Outbreaks

January 2024

Students using one of the outdoor handwashing facilities
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The cholera epidemic that affected multiple countries in Eastern and Southern Africa in 2023 persists and continues to impact the region in increasing number of countries, placing a significant strain on communities and healthcare facilities.

To support UNICEF country offices in the region with response and advocacy efforts on keeping schools safe and open, a brief guidance note on safe school operations during cholera was developed.

For any questions or further suggestions, please reach out to Carolin Wäldchen cwaldchen@unicef.org from the Education team at the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office.

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