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Etiology and Outcomes of Meningitis in Rural, Northern Uganda

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Funding Fogarty Program

Global Brain Disorders Research

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Etiology and Outcomes of Meningitis in Rural, Northern Uganda

Principal Institution

University of Rochester

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Bohjanen, Paul R

Project Contact Information

Email: paul_bohjanen@urmc.rochester.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022 - 2024

Country

Uganda

Collaborators

University of Minnesota (UMN)
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University
Lira University/LRRH

Project Description

Each year, approximately five million people worldwide are affected by meningitis, causing 300,000 deaths, with infants and children at greatest risk. The goals of this project are to understand the burden and causes of meningitis in northern Uganda, a region with poor health care infrastructure, in order to improve outcomes by optimizing treatment and informing public health measures to prevent meningitis and respond to outbreaks.

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