UN Reports 3.2 Million Meningitis Vaccines Are Needed In Niger

Niger is in need of more than three million doses of meningitis vaccines in order to avert a possible epidemic. The west African country is in dire need of immunizing millions as some 75 cases have been reported and one death recorded in half of the country’s eight regions including the capital Niamey this year. Niger lies in the “Meningitis belt” which stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia. The disease is said to be most common in the dry season. In 2015, the country suffered a serious outbreak that left more than 500 people dead and thousands contracted the disease. Follow this link to read more on the story