News archive

19.5 million Vaccinated with MenAfriVac

19 January 2011

By the end of 2010, 19.5 million people had received MenAfriVac.

MenAfriCar Meeting, London

17 December 2010

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

06 December 2010

6 December 2010 marks the introduction of a revolutionary new meningitis vaccine, MenAfriVac, in Burkina Faso.

Cross-sectional Studies Underway

08 November 2010

MenAfriCar consortium members are currently conducting cross-sectional surveys of meningococcal carriage in Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

MenAfriCar Capacity Development in Nigeria

15 October 2010

MenAfriCar provides funding for candidate to undertake Masters degree in Infectious Diseases.

New Meningitis Vaccine a "Revolution"

14 October 2010

The recent launch of a new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine marks a “revolution” in preventing the highly contagious and fatal disease.

Pilot Study Completed

30 August 2010

In late 2009, pilot studies of meningococcal carriage amongst children were carried out in Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Teleform Training Workshop for Data Managers

21 April 2010

The Centre pour les Vaccins en Développement hosted a data management Teleform training workshop at the Nord-Sud Azalai Hotel in Bamako, Mali on April 14th and 15th.

PCR Training Workshop

29 March 2010

In March 2010, MenAfriCar consortium members from seven African research centres attended a four day PCR training workshop at CERMES in Niamey, Niger.

MenAfriCar Holds Second Annual Consortium Meeting

03 February 2010

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute hosted the successful meeting of 50 delegates from all partnering institutes in Addis Ababa, 20 to 22 January 2010.