GENDRIVAX planned two specialized conferences that have been held in Africa on vaccines for meningitis and iNTS.

 

A conference focusing primarily on Salmonella has been held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 8-10 December, 2012.

Topics included:

 

  • Epidemiology of Salmonella Disease in Kenya
  • Salmonella genomics
  • Salmonella immunology
  • Salmonella vaccines
  • Pan-African Salmonella epidemiology
  • Meningococcus

 

A conference focusing on the development of a pan specific vaccine for Meningitis has been held in Accra, Ghana, on 9-10 December, 2013.

Topics included:

 

  • Evolution of virulence in African Neisseria
  • Designing a vaccine for current and future serotypes of Neisseria meningitidis
  • Progress towards making an affordable pan-specific vaccine
  • Testing of a pan-specific vaccine in the context of unstable epidemics
  • If we make it would anyone use it? The medical and economic imperatives driving uptake of a Neisseria vaccine for Africa