The vaccine is designed to prevent periodic epidemics of the deadly disease in these countries.

African countries invest in new meningitis vaccine Health ministers from countries of the African meningitis belt today committed themselves to introduce a highly promising applicant meningitis vaccine http://prednisolone.org . The vaccine is designed to prevent periodic epidemics of the deadly disease in these countries. ‘Several hundred million folks are vulnerable to meningitis in 25 African countries. Many generations have suffered,’ said Professor Avocksouma Djona, Minister of General public Health, Chad. ‘With respect to all affected countries in Africa, we are collectively committing ourselves to place an end to devastating outbreaks of the disease today.

Africa not on the right track to halve poverty by 2015, Economic Commission for Africa head says U.N. Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary Abdoulie Janneh said the global economic depression will keep Africa from conference the Millennium Development Objective of halving poverty by 2015, Reuters reports. According to the news assistance, ‘Africa was thought to be generally insulated against the worst ramifications of the global overall economy but saw healthy development projections slashed due to the crisis.’ ‘The global financial meltdown has affected development in Africa, with dire outcomes for African countries to reduce poverty,’ Janneh said at the joint ECA/Africa Union meeting this week in Lilongwe, Malawi.