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Scientific Advisory Process for Optimal Research on Typhoid (SAPORT) Burden of Disease Project

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EGHI serves as the Secretariat for the Scientific Advisory Process for Optimal Research on Typhoid (SAPORT) Burden of Disease Project. SAPORT provides direct research oversight for two Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)-funded multicenter typhoid disease burden projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The Severe Typhoid fever surveillance in Africa (SETA) project, led by the International Vaccine Institute, focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, while the Surveillance for Enteric fever in Asia Project (SEAP), led by the Sabin Vaccine Institute, focused on South Asia.

SAPORT’s overall goal is to provide a forum for aligning typhoid and paratyphoid data collection between the two BMGF-funded multicenter disease burden projects, which will be critical for developing methods, study implementation, and reporting and interpreting data from a variety of areas in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.