From April 30 to May 3, the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) Secretariat, with coordination and support from PT Bio Farma, convened nearly 250 participants from 36 countries for the 9th International Conference on Typhoid and Invasive Non-Typhoidal Salmonella (iNTS) Disease.

Image: Child undergoing scan at Dengue High Dependency Unit Negombo General Hospital 

Despite the fact that safe, effective vaccines exist to prevent rotavirus, the disease continues to kill nearly half a million children each year and hospitalizes millions more.

By Katie Waller

This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here

By Dr. Jon Andrus, Executive Vice President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Director of the Vaccine Advocacy and Education Program

New data from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group reveal that in 2010, unsafe food was responsible for 22 different foodborne enteric diseases– including typhoid fever.

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