Global Review Summary: Rapid response teams: A UNICEF experience (2019)

Author: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)

In recent cholera outbreaks, UNICEF has increased the use of Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to support the WASH sector with the aim of reducing or ‘slowing down’ disease transmission as quickly as possible. The organization recently conducted a series of descriptive studies and reviews to better understand and document the different types of models in use. UNICEF is committed to supporting further research on the RRTs model, recognizing the knowledge gaps associated with measuring its effectiveness and impact, along with its cost-efficiency. By disseminating key findings and learnings from these efforts to the broader humanitarian community, UNICEF aims to promote replication of the RRT model in outbreaks and cholera-prone areas.

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United States Agency for International Development Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Save the Children, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK Med, EcoHealth Alliance, Mercy Malaysia

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