A recent expert meeting on typhoid epidemiological modeling, organized by the Coalition against Typhoid, marks one of the first attempts to jolt governments into action against typhoid fever, a disease that is thriving largely unnoticed in many developing countries.

Harare, Zimbabwe has struggled to control an epidemic of typhoid fever that has affected the metropolitan area since October, 2011. Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry has reported 1,865 cases of typhoid fever thus far, averaging between 30 and 50 new cases per day, according to media sources. Although no deaths have been reported, the epidemic’s continued spread has had profound effects on local productivity and quality of life.

Last week, Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) member Rob Breiman, M.D.

As reported earlier this week in Voice of America News, the Zimbabwe health ministry is making plans to target typhoid, cholera and other water-borne diseases in t

November 19th celebrates an underappreciated but life-saving invention: the toilet/ Although many inventions have led to significant improvements in public health- water chlorination, antibiotics, and vaccines, among many others- no other invention has had a greater impact than the toilet.

Today the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) announces the launch of its new website, coalitionagainsttyphoid.org.

The Coalition against Typhoid fills a critical gap between research and action.

Tomorrow over 200 million people in over 100 countries will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

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