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A new vaccine could end a century of meningitis A epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa

Run time: 4:20. Copyright 2011, PATH.

Development of an affordable, effective vaccine against meningitis A is a milestone in public health. The new vaccine, the result of a partnership between PATH and the World Health Organization called the Meningitis Vaccine Project, has the potential to stop a disease that regularly kills or disables thousands in Africa. Now, we must make sure that those who need the vaccine get it.