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Newly Prequalified Typhoid Vaccine Has Potential To Protect Millions Of Children, Reduce Mortality

The Lancet: A new vaccine for typhoid control
Editorial Board

“Last week, WHO announced prequalification of the first conjugate vaccine to prevent typhoid (Typbar TCV, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India) after the publication of randomized controlled trials, including that by Celina Jin and colleagues in The Lancet on Sept 28, 2017. … There are an estimated 12·5–20·6 million cases of typhoid worldwide each year, with a mortality rate of one per 100 cases. … Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has confirmed allocation of US$85 million of funding to roll out the vaccine in south Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and beyond between 2019 and 2020. Priced by Bharat Biotech at US$1-1·50 per dose, Typbar TCV will potentially protect millions of children and greatly reduce mortality from typhoid…” (1/13).

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