When Ebola virus disease swept through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014, the world saw firsthand the shortcomings of the global response.

To reach Vaupés province in Colombia, you have two options: by boat or by plane.

This is Gul Rahim’s story of typhoid, as told to Attaullah Baig of Aga Khan University Hospital on January 7, 2017, and translated into English. The interview was conducted in Urdu and has been edited for clarity and length.

More than 300 researchers from 45 countries gathered in Kampala, Uganda in early April for the 10th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses.

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