4.3 Organization of curative services in refugee camps


Cholera treatment services in refugee (or internally displaced people) camps are relatively straightforward to organize.
The entire population is concentrated and contained within a limited geographical area (“closed setting”).
Distances to access care are usually short. The referral system is easy to organize.
There is often enough space to create all the necessary facilities. In addition, a network of community health workers may already exist or can be established quickly to facilitate active case finding.

A single central CTC is usually all that is necessary to manage severe cases and several ORPs are implemented across the camp to care for less severe cases.
Depending on the size of the camp, one or more ambulances should circulate between the ORPs, bringing severely ill patients to the CTC.