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Region: Africa

Total results with these characteristics: 222

Investigating Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a Phase 3 clinical study that PATH and its partners are conducting in Senegal to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a seasonal, trivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). By providing evidence on how well this type …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Kill or Cure: Meningitis

This 25-minute BBC World documentary, produced by Rockhopper TV, offers a poignant and revealing account of the devastating impact meningitis epidemics have on individuals, families, and communities. The film also takes viewers to Mali where PATH's …

Author: PATH; Rockhopper TV

Published: 2007

Kill or Cure: Pneumo

This 25-minute BBC World documentary, produced by Rockhopper TV, highlights the burden of pneumococcal disease in Asia and Africa and the importance of vaccines against this life-threatening disease.

Author: Rockhopper TV

Published: 2005

Knowledge and Awareness of HPV Vaccine and Acceptability to Vaccinate in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review

This article, published in PLOS ONE, reports on an assessment of the knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), and HPV vaccine, and willingness and acceptability to vaccinate in sub-Saharan African countries. The …

Author: Perlman S, Wamai RG, Bain PA, Welty T, Ogembo JG.

Published: 2014

Laboratory Quality Control in a Multicentre Meningococcal Carriage Study in Burkina Faso

To investigate the potential herd immunity effect of MenAfriVac™, a new conjugate vaccine against serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis, the authors of this article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical …

Author: Kristiansen PA, Ouédraogo AS, Sanou I, et al.

Published: 2012

Landscape Analysis of Routine Immunization in Nigeria: Identifying Barriers and Prioritizing Interventions

This white paper provides an analysis of supply-side constraints and demand-side determinants of routine immunization coverage in Nigeria. It emphasizes that tackling the basic barriers to routine immunization in Nigeria—cold chain, transport, …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2012

Landscape Analysis Synopsis: An Initial Investigation of the Drivers of Routine Immunization System Performance in Africa

The Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials (ARISE) project documents successful interventions that drive strong routine immunization system performance in Africa and analyzes their potential for diffusion throughout the region. ARISE …

Author: John Snow, Inc.

Published: 2011

Lessons Learned From an Operations Research Assessment of New Supply Chain Demonstrations in Four Countries: A Framework for Decision-Making: Albania, Senegal, Tunisia, and Vietnam

In 2012, project Optimize completed an assessment to explore the acceptability and feasibility of the innovative vaccine supply chain interventions the project had demonstrated in four collaborating countries. The goal was to learn about future …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Malaria Vaccine Decision-Making Framework

As the development of malaria vaccines accelerates, work is also underway on the policy front to pave the way for decisions on possible malaria vaccine use. Early planning is crucial to the successful adoption and introduction of a vaccine. To …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Malaria Vaccine R&D in the Decade of Vaccines: Breakthroughs, Challenges and Opportunities

While progress has been made in reducing malaria mortality with other interventions, vaccines are still urgently needed to further reduce the incidence of clinical disease. The most clinically advanced candidate, RTS,S, is presently undergoing Phase …

Author: Birkett AJ, Moorthy VS, Loucq C, Chitnis CE, Kaslow DC

Published: 2013

Manson Lecture. Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa

This article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, covers the history of meningococcal meningitis in Africa since epidemics of the infection were first described around 100 years ago. The article also …

Author: Greenwood B

Published: 1999

Meeting Requirements for Controlled Room Temperature Storage of Medicines

Project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain. This report describes a study that project Optimize commissioned to assess …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

MenAfriCar - African Meningococcal Carriage Consortium

MenAfriCar is a global research effort to study how meningococcal meningitis is spread in Africa and to document the impact of a new meningitis vaccine on reducing transmission. This website provides an overview of the consortium's aims, objectives, …

Author: MenAfriCar

Meningitis in Chad, Niger and Nigeria: 2009 Epidemic Season

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, details the 2009 meningitis epidemic season in Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. It includes an overview of meningococcal disease, surveillance results for the season, and outbreak response …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Meningitis Vaccine Project

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. The MVP website includes information on …

Author: PATH and World Health Organization

Meningitis Vaccine Project News Digest

MVP News Digest provides a quarterly update of activities at the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a partnership between the World Health Organization and PATH. MVP works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, reviews published studies of meningococcal carriage in the African meningitis belt in order to better understand the potential impact of meningococcal conjugate vaccines. The review …

Author: Trotter CL, Greenwood BM

Published: 2007

Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

The African Meningococcal Carriage (MenAfriCar) consortium was established in 2009 to investigate the pattern of meningococcal carriage in countries of the African meningitis belt prior to and after the introduction of a meningococcal serogroup A …

Author: MenAfriCar Consortium

Published: 2013

Meningococcal Disease: 2013 Epidemic Season in the African Meningitis Belt

This report shows a decrease in the incidence of meningococcal disease in the 2013 epidemic season in the African Meningitis Belt. The decrease in the number of cases of meningitis reported during the period under review is thought to be due to the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Meningococcal Disease in Africa

This article, published in Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, discusses the different serotypes of meningococcus that cause disease in Africa, including group-A meningococci, which cause meningococcal epidemics in the African Meningitis …

Author: Hart CA, Cuevas LE

Published: 1997

Meningococcal Serogroup W135 in the African Meningitis Belt: Epidemiology, Immunity, and Vaccines

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, summarizes the existing data on Neisseria meningitidis W135 epidemiology, immunology, and vaccines as they relate to meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. Public health approaches to meningitis …

Author: Mueller JE, Borrow R, Gessner BD

Published: 2006

Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, analyzed cerebrospinal fluid samples during the 2009 meningitis season in Niger, the largest epidemic observed in Niger since those of  to 1996 …

Author: Collard JM, Maman Z, Abani A, et al.

Published: 2011

Modelling Meningococcal Meningitis in the African Meningitis Belt

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, used deterministic compartmental models to investigate how well simple model structures with seasonal forcing were able to qualitatively capture patterns of meningococcal …

Author: Irving TJ, Blyuss KB, Colijn C, Trotter CL

Published: 2012

Molecular Surveillance of Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews the data of meningococcal strains recovered from outbreaks and epidemics in the African meningitis belt, which can provides important insights on the biology and epidemiology of this pathogen. …

Author: Caugant DA, Nicolas P

Published: 2007

Molecular Typing of the Pneumococcus and its Application in Epidemiology in Sub-Saharan Africa

This article, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, discusses molecular typing of the pneumococcus and what is known about epidemiology of the organism in sub-Saharan Africa based on the various typing methods.

Author: Donkor ES

Published: 2013