News archive

Scientific training visit: researcher from CVD Mali arrives

30 April 2013

Kanny Diallo has arrived in the UK on a training attachment from CVD Mali. She will be conducting MLST assays in Professor Martin Maiden’s laboratory at the Univeristy of Oxford as part of the consortium's capacity strengthening activities.

MenAfriCar laboratory coordinator Dr Olivier Manigart moved to the MRC Unit The Gambia

06 February 2013

Dr Olivier Manigart moved to the MRC Unit The Gambia, where he will investigate ways of detecting meningococci directly from pharyngeal swabs using molecular methods.

MenAfriCar receives a supplementary grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

01 January 2013

MenAfriCar received a supplementary grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This will allow us to continue for another year and extend the scope of our work start work (see MenAfriCar 2).

“Priorities for research on meningococcal disease and the impact of serogroup A vaccination in the African meningitis belt”

01 January 2013

The main conclusions from the Dakar discussion group meeting on “Priorities for research on meningococcal disease and the impact of serogroup A vaccination in the African meningitis belt” are published.

MenAfriCar poster wins second prize from among 450 posters at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Capetown, South Africa

03 December 2012

A MenAfriCar poster won second prize from among 450 posters at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Capetown, South Africa. The poster reported on “Cross-validation of three advanced laboratory technologies: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (qELISA) and Serum Bactericidal Antibody (SBA) Assay in laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa” and was presented by Dr Olivier Manigart on behalf of the MenAfriCar Consortium.

Professor Sir Brian Greenwood receives Canada Gairdiner Global Health Award

01 October 2012

Brian Greenwood visited Canada to receive the Canada Gairdner Global Health award for his work on preventing pneumonia and meningitis.

MenAfriCar Newsletter August 2012

13 September 2012

Our latest News Letter is now available to view online

MenAfriCar scientists attended the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

09 September 2012

MenAfriCar scientists attended the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference and presented posters on “Low carriage of serogroup A in the meningitis belt”and “Household crowding, social mixing patterns and respiratory symptoms in seven countries of the African meningitis belt”

Data Management Trainee visits LSHTM

31 May 2012

AHRI candidate undertakes 3 month data management training placement at LSHTM.

749 Meningitis Deaths in West and Central Africa this Year

24 April 2012

According to a report released by UNOCHA last week, 749 people have died from meningitis across West and Central Africa this year.