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$5.8 million Gates grant targets child-killing bacteria diseases in Africa
Date:1/24/2012

epresentative epidemiologic data for the country and will allow the researchers to target four objectives:

  • Establish two field and laboratory sites to determine which specific pathogens are causing diseases in children up to 5 years old;

  • Determine incidence rates of childhood bacteria diseases;

  • Determine the role of respiratory viruses in severe childhood pneumonia;

  • Determine the role of co-morbid conditions such as HIV and malaria in bacteria disease.

The project is developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Nigerian National Primary Health Care Development Agency. MSU is well positioned for such an initiative because of investigators' expertise in pediatric infectious disease in Africa and ongoing research on improving communication strategies for the eradication of polio in northern Nigeria, said Dele Davies, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development.


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Contact: Jason Cody
codyja@msu.edu
517-432-0924
Michigan State University
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