Coalition against Typhoid Awarded Funding to Advance Surveillance of Typhoid and Paratyphoid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — December 16, 2014 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute, through the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) Secretariat, announced today that it has received an award of approximately US$ 5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the establishment of an Asia regional enteric fever surveillance network. The network will enable the systematic collection of data in order to fill knowledge gaps on the impact of severe typhoid and paratyphoid — diseases collectively referred to as enteric fever.

This week, the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) announced the launch of its new, redesigned website, coalitionagainsttyphoid.org.  

A recent publication in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, “Predicting the Impact of Vaccination on the Transmission Dynamics of Typhoid in South Asia: A Mathematical Modeling Study,” by Pitzer et al. highlights the benefits of typhoid vaccination programs in infants and school-aged children.