4th MERIT technical meeting : synthesis report

Cibrelus, Laurence

As established in 2007 and lead by the World Health organization (WHO), the Meningitis Environmental Risk Information Technologies (MERIT) project is a collaborative initiative between the public health, environmental and research communities. MERIT partners work to combine environmental and social, economic and demographic information with public health data to strengthen decisionmaking and preparedness for epidemic meningococcal meningitis in Africa. Conducting such an effort is increasingly important, as both the on-going introduction of the new conjugate vaccine against Neisseria Meningitidis serogroup A (Men A) and some environmental and climate changes are expected to shape the dynamics of meningococcal meningitis in the African Meningitis Belt.


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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Health and Climate Foundation
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April 6, 2011