Coalition against Typhoid (CaT)

The Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) is a global partnership of health and immunization experts working to expedite and sustain rational, evidence-based decisions at the global, regional, national and municipal levels regarding the use of typhoid vaccines to prevent enteric fever. CaT aims to define barriers to the adoption of typhoid vaccines in communities that would benefit most and the key activities that are needed to overcome them.

Coalition against Typhoid

By increasing disease burden knowledge and awareness and raising visibility of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations to countries and clarifying vaccination strategies, the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) aims to prioritize typhoid on the global stage.

CaT is a global forum of scientists and immunization experts working to save lives and reduce suffering by advancing typhoid vaccination in high burden communities; populations affected by complex emergencies and natural disasters; and persons at risk for typhoid or its transmission as a result of their occupation or travel.

Activities of the CaT include:

    • Increasing typhoid fever awareness of the global, regional, and national epidemiology and disease burden
    • Promoting awareness of WHO’s recommendations on typhoid vaccination
    • Implement the typhoid vaccine in most endemic countries in 5-10 years
    • Encouraging GAVI’s prioritization of typhoid vaccines by providing data and modeling of disease burden and vaccination impact
    • Assisting countries to develop their vaccination strategies including: short term improvement such as good hygiene practices (eg. hand washing), long term improvements (eg. access to safe water and improved sanitation).
    • Securing adequate resources in to support all the activities above

The Coalition against Typhoid attends and organizes multiple annual events and meetings to foster collaboration of CaT activities at regional, national and global levels. These events include the World Congress on Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the International Congress for Infectious Disease, the General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufactures Network and series of meetings with the best modelling experts in the world to review typhoid burden estimates and vaccine impact models.

CaT continues to expand the number of its partners and assist in the coordination of in-country implementation programs and monitoring of typhoid vaccination programs.


  • Johnson & Johnson

    Service Providers, Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    At Johnson & Johnson we are committed to:

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  • Novartis AG

    Goods Supplier
    Switzerland | Staff size: 10,000+

    Novartis AG, was incorporated on 1996, provides healthcare solutions. The Company is a multinational group of companies specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of...

  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • The Aga Khan University

    Pakistan | Staff size: Unknown

    Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service. Based on the principles of quality,...

  • Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) - Agency of Preventive Medicine

    Implementing NGO
    France | Staff size: 6-25

    Created in 1972 by Dr Charles Mérieux and Pr. Jacques Monod, AMP (Agence de Médecine Préventive, Agency of Preventive Medicine) is a non-profit NGO working in the tradition...

  • Bharat Biotech

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    India | Staff size: 26-50

    Bharat Biotech is an Indian Biotechnology company, headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The company was founded by Indian scientist, Krishna Ella. Bharat Biotech has one of the largest...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000
    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive...
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services....

  • Tropical Medicine, Oxford University

    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    Tropical Medicine is a collection of research groups within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, who are permanently based in Africa and Asia. Our research ranges...

  • Crucell

    Goods Supplier
    Netherlands | Staff size: 501-1000

    Crucell is a biotechnology company specializing in vaccines and biopharmaceutical technologies. The firm, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is headquartered in Leiden,...

  • Finlay Institute

    Institute, Goods Supplier
    Staff size: 501-1000

    Finlay Institute is a scientific organization dedicated to vaccine research and production. It is at the service of health; heir and continuer of a scientific tradition lasting over 100 years....

  • Fogarty International Center

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Fogarty International Center (FIC), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, supports basic, clinical and applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in...

  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)

    Implementing NGO, Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva,...

  • The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research

    Bangladesh | Staff size: 1001-5000

    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b), Bangladesh - an international health research institution located in Dhaka.

    Dedicated to saving lives through...

  • International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

    Korea, South | Staff size: 101-250

    The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is an international nonprofit organization that was founded on the belief that the health of children in developing countries can be dramatically...

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) - United States

    Institute, Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important medical discoveries that...

  • Oxford Vaccine Group

    United Kingdom | Staff size: 26-50

    The Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) conducts studies of new and improved vaccines for children and adults and is based in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford. The group is led...

  • PATH

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    They dare to believe that innovation can change the world

    PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, they save lives and improve health,...

  • Sabin Vaccine Institute

    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, advancing vaccine research and development, and amplifying vaccine knowledge and...

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's...

  • University of Maryland

    Staff size: 1001-5000

    The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. They are a diverse community of 38,000 students,...

  • Wellcome Trust

    Foundation, Funding Agencies
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 501-1000

    Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. The foundation supports scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

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LocationEastern Europe, Laos, Marshall Islands, Indonesia, Fiji, Cambodia, North Africa and Middle East
  • Start Date 2011