General Objectives

This learning resource is designed to develop knowledge, awareness, and openness on cholera in terms of:

  • The nature of the problem, its causes and consequences.
  • The contexts in which MSF is confronted with this problem.
  • The necessary and possible intervention strategies.
  • The type of care required.
  • The tools used.

List of contents

Introduction and strategies:

  • Disease
  • Data to be collected
  • Types of strategy and interventions
  • E-Prep


  • Pathophysiology and symptoms
  • Patient Care - Evaluation
  • Patient management - Treatment
  • Organization of care structures
  • The vaccination
  • The documentation

WASH / logistics:

  • Aspects in management structures - basic
  • Aspects in management structures - advanced
  • Management in care structures - basic
  • Management in support structures - advanced
  • Community Activities - basic
  • Community Activities - Advanced


This resource is a self-taught training tool on the essential subjects related to the cholera treatment and management guide at MSF. You will find texts, often with narration, graphics, video clips and interactive exercises designed to facilitate the learning and understanding of the themes addressed.


The eBriefing does not include any formal evaluation. Activities and quizzes are embedded in each chapter to facilitate learning, comprehension and retention.

How to Enrol

This course is open to all MSF staff.

  1. If you already have an eCampus account make sure you are logged in, then click on “Join the course” at the top right of this page.
  2. If you do not have an account and are currently working for MSF you can create an account here, then follow the steps in “1.” above.

Who is this course aimed at

This resource was designed to give all the basic information to all those working in a cholera context, whatever your role.