National Surveillance System for Enteric Fever in India

National Surveillance System for Enteric Fever in India (NSSEFI)

Project Brief Development and deployment of an active surveillance for enteric fever in children aged less than 15 years, in multiple locations across India. This would help in establishing the burden of enteric fever in India, thus informing the policy decisions on implementation of typhoid vaccination as a part of the universal immunization program in India.
Principal Investigator Dr. Shanta Dutta, Scientist G and Director, ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases
My Role Co-Investigator

  • Undertake community-based active surveillance for febrile illnesses
  • Ensure adherence to protocol
  • Oversee the activities of the community health workers
  • Project implementation, including monitoring of data management activities
  • Quality assurance of project activities in the community settings
Project Period January 2017 – May 2019
Funding Details Christian Medical College, Vellore, which received funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

₹ 7.78 crore (~US$ 1,132,768).

More information https://dx.doi.org/10.1186%2Fs12889-018-5498-2