Reduction in Meningitis A Cases Reported in 2011
During the 2011 meningitis epidemic season, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger each reported the lowest number of confirmed cases of serogroup A meningococcal meningitis (MenA) cases on record.
MenAfriCar Third Annual Consortium Meeting a Success
The third annual MenAfriCar consortium meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal from 11-13 May 2011.
Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria to Introduce MenAfriVac
Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria have been selected as the next three countries to introduce MenAfriVac.
Serology Workshop for MenAfriCar Staff
HPA’s VEU delivered a serology training workshop to MenAfriCar staff in April 2011.
CERMES Hosts MenAfriCar Serogrouping Workshop
A serogrouping workshop was held at CERMES in Niamey, Niger in late March 2011.
Data Management Workshop
Data managers from both the MenAfriCar and Malaria in Pregnancy studies met in Dakar, Senegal for a data management workshop from January 31 - February 5, 2011.
Meningitis - The Role of Dust
Researchers are analysing dust from the Sahel to study its role in the spread of bacterial meningitis.
19.5 million Vaccinated with MenAfriVac
By the end of 2010, 19.5 million people had received MenAfriVac.
MenAfriCar Meeting, London
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine hosted a MenAfriCar meeting in central London from the 1st to the 3rd of December 2010.
New Meningitis Vaccine Launched
6 December 2010 marks the introduction of a revolutionary new meningitis vaccine, MenAfriVac, in Burkina Faso.