I spent many of my teenage years living in Malawi, enjoying swimming in beautiful Lake Malawi. Wind on to age 30, and I was struggling to get pregnant. Eventually, following illness, I was diagnosed with schistosomiasis by a consultant and colleague at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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

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