This year by April 1, 749 people had died of meningitis in West and Central Africa http://www.menafricar.org/…/749-meningitis-deaths-west-and-…
Meningitis outbreak in Chad http://www.menafricar.org/…/march-…/meningitis-outbreak-chad
Brian Greenwood on winning the Gairdner Award for his work on malaria, meningitis, and pneumonia http://vimeo.com/38912510
Sir Brian Greenwood wins Gairdner Award http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/…/brian_greenwood_gairdner_award.html
Graduate Research Assistant vacancy - only a few more days to apply! http://www.menafricar.org/…/graduate-research-assistant-vac…
Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term post of Graduate Research Assistant in Molecular Microbiology (Characterisation of Neisseria from the meningitis belt) in the Department of Zoology. The position is available immediately. Applications close 22 Feb http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/research/
Relationship between Cerebrospinal Fluid Glucose and Serum Glucose
Congratulations to Professor Brian Greenwood, knighted in the New Year honours list!
This month, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad are introducing a revolutionary new vaccine designed to eliminate group A meningitis epidemics that have been plaguing su...b-Saharan Africa for more than a century.
During the space of a few weeks, the three countries are aiming to vaccinate over 22 million 1-29 year-olds. WHO has been working closely with the ministries of health in the countries organizing the campaigns throughout the year to help them prepare.
Meningococcal meningitis, against which this vaccine protects, is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the meninges that affects the brain membrane. It can cause severe brain damage and is fatal in 50% of cases if untreated.
To learn more about meningococcal meningitis, read WHO factsheet: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs141/…/index.html
What do you know about meningitis in Africa? Stay informed http://www.menafricar.org/meningitis-and-africa
CLS delivers training to MenAfriCar lab team http://www.menafricar.org/…/august-2011/gclp-training-course