June 04, 2013

Working with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, MSF stemmed an outbreak of meningitis A and vaccinated over 130,000 people against the disease.

May 03, 2012

Food and water shortages in Chad are exacerbating malnutrition and contributing to the spread of deadly diseases like measles and meningitis.

April 30, 2012

This update details MSF's recent activities in Africa's Sahel region, where widespread malnutrition and water shortages are exacerbating the outbreaks of diseases like meningitis.

December 02, 2010

The Meningitis Vaccine Project was launched in 2001 with the main goal of creating an affordable vaccine that would respond to a specific meningitis strain that plagues Africa each year.

December 02, 2010

"With the extended protection offered by this vaccine, we can hopefully prevent the epidemics from taking place at all."

June 30, 2010

A new and improved low-cost vaccine against Meningitis A received the formal quality stamp of approval from the WHO, a move that offers great promise for the 430 million people at risk.

April 30, 2010

Nearly 400,000 children and young adults were vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis in the areas of Zinder, Maradi, and Madaoua when MSF supported the ministry of health during a vaccination campaign that ran from April 13 to 25.

May 14, 2009

During the last four months, MSF teams in cooperation with the national health officials have been moving quickly, following the epidemic trend, to help treat tens of thousands of patients and to proceed swiftly on a massive vaccination campaign for 7.5 million people.

April 29, 2009

This year’s meningitis outbreak in northern Nigeria has already led to the deaths of over 1,500 people. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in cooperation with the Nigerian Ministry of Health, is carrying out a mass vaccination campaign as well as undertaking the very important task of treating the patients who are suffering from the disease.

April 29, 2009

More than 1,900 people affected by meningitis have died since the beginning of this year in an area of sub-Saharan Africa known as the meningitis belt. In Nigeria, Niger and Chad alone, MSF medical teams have treated more than 56,000 sick patients. The organization is currently vaccinating a total population of more than seven million in the three countries, the biggest vaccination campaign MSF has ever carried out.

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