Research into acute bacterial meningitis in Sahelian Africa
The “Support for research into acute bacterial meningitis in Sahelian Africa” programme is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the Priority Solidarity Fund (FSP) and is a partnership between
Eight institutions are brought together within the FSP, namely:
§ CERMES (Health and Medical Research Centre,
§ Centre Muraz (
§ Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) (Preventive Medicine Agency, Paris)
§ Institut Pasteur (
§ INRSP (National Institute for Public Health Research,
§ Institut Pasteur in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan)
§ Institut Pasteur in
§ Pasteur Centre in
The three components of the program are:
Strengthening molecular biology and epidemiology research skills in the fight against acute bacterial meningitis and meningococcal epidemics in West Africa
Improving epidemiological monitoring of different agents of acute bacterial meningitis, particularly meningitis associated with different phenotypes and genotypes of endemic and epidemic meningococci.
Carrying out operational research into acute bacterial meningitis.
P. Boisier (epidemiologist, Pasteur Centre in