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In February 2016, The World Health Organization’s Regional Offices for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Regions together with the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia hosted the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa (MCIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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For generations, epidemics of meningitis have swept across 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, killing and disabling young people. In response to a plea for help from African ministers of health, the World Health Organization and PATH partnered in 2001 to develop an affordable, tailor-made vaccine for use in sub-Saharan Africa.

H.E. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari with Speak Up Africa discusses the steps we can take to fight pneumonia, and why this issue is so important for the continent.

Speak Up Africa is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF to raise global awareness of the burden that pneumonia poses on children under 5 and the disproportionately low resources the fight against pneumonia receives.

Meningitis is a killer disease that has claimed thousands of lives in Africa's meningitis belt. But there's a new weapon against the disease: MenAfriVac®, a revolutionary vaccine developed through the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a PATH-WHO partnership, with Serum Institute of India.

The Meningitis Vaccine Project reflects on how far we have come in a very short time. Learn more at http://www.meningvax.org/ Watch the French version of this video here: http://youtu.be/1rAXbt_oPhQ Group A meningitis epidemics have been plaguing sub-Saharan Africa for more than a century.


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