Saving lives with Meningitis research

Meningitis is a killer disease which is particularly dangerous for
young children. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi.
The good news is that we can reduce the risk of illness
through the use of vaccines.

Read more about the work we are doing in Africa and how you
can play a role in stopping meningitis.

About MEVacP

The MEVacP project is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care using UK Aid funding and is managed by NIHR. This funding was awarded to both Martin Maiden and Angela Brueggemann's groups, and aims to improve our understanding of bacterial meningitis in Africa.

Key aspirations of this project include:

i) Promoting awareness of meningitis,

ii) Improving surveillance and our understanding of the epidemiology of meningitis and,

iii) Preventing infection through vaccination.


Our research team

Our research team is composed of a multidisciplinary group of individuals from the UK and various countries of Africa: scientists, medical Doctors, social scientists and public health specialists.

Learn about us on our profiles page


This research was funded by the Department of Health and Social Care as part of the UK Vaccine Network (UKVN), a UK Aid programme to develop vaccines for diseases with epidemic potential in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This project is managed by NIHR

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