Preparations for 2011 Surveys Underway

MenAfriCar consortium members are currently making preparations to carry out a second cross-sectional survey of meningococcal carriage in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

The aim of the cross-sectional study is to examine patterns of meningococcal carriage across all six countries.

At each of the MenAfriCar study locations across the African Meningitis belt, partner institutions have begun essential survey preparations.  With the support of data management teams, field workers are presently carrying out a local population census and are reviewing their questionnaire completion and laboratory  techniques. 

The second cross-sectional survey is due to start after Ramadan.

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