Ensure global typhoid immunization and financing policies are available and disseminated at the regional and national levels, and promote an approach to the control of typhoid fever that is integrated with other cost-effective public health interventions and strategies, including enteric and diarrheal disease prevention
By increasing disease burden knowledge and awareness and raising visibility of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations to countries and clarifying vaccination strategies, CaT aims to prioritize typhoid on the global stage.
The implementation of current typhoid vaccines is recommended by the WHO and is prioritized by the GAVI Alliance. Despite these recommendations and an affordable public sector price per dose, access to typhoid vaccines remains low in many high burden communities.
CaT will contribute to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by helping to reduce childhood illness and mortality in typhoid-high burden communities, ensuring children in typhoid-high burden communities are healthy enough to attend school, and bringing together resources and technical assistance to prevent typhoid infection in the world’s least-developed countries.