Improving the Diagnosis of Meningitis in the African Meningitis Belt
MRF has awarded a grant to Professor Samba Sow and Dr Olivier Manigart to develop better laboratory tests for identifying meningitis strains.
Preparations for 2011 Surveys Underway
MenAfriCar is currently making preparations to carry out cross-sectional surveys of meningococcal carriage in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.
2011 Chad Survey Underway
MenAfriCar is currently carrying out a cross-sectional survey of meningococcal carriage in Chad.
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.