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Young child standing next to his mother, who holds his vaccination record, with text, 'Millions protected from meningitis! Revolutionary vaccine to end Africa's meningitis epidemics. Learn more.' A ticker shows 151 million vaccinated since Dec. 6, 2010.

Woman holding two infants, with text 'A world without meningitis. Watch video.'

Young girl holding her vaccination record.

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Hope for an end to epidemic meningitis

Portraits from the history-making vaccination campaign in Burkina Faso.

Marc LaForce

PATH personality

“We have to press on”

After witnessing one young man’s illness, Dr. Marc LaForce became more committed than ever to defeating meningitis.

Section of illustrated timeline of the history of meningitis.

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Marking time with meningitis

A visual history of meningitis, from its first report to this December's launch of a vaccine designed for Africa.

Photos: “millions protected,” PATH/Gabe Bienczycki; “world without meningitis,” PATH.