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International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the sixth meeting. Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 September 2000


International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control. Report of the Sixth Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, 20 - 21 September 2000

1. Opening address and introduction to the objectives of the meeting and adoption of the Agenda

2. Regional reports on the implementation of the Regional Plan for Preparedness and Control of Epidemic Meningitis

3. Reports from the ICG Executive Sub-Group

4. Reports from countries on 1999/2000 meningitis season
a       Niger
b.     Saudi Arabia
c.      Sudan

5. Epidemic Meningitis Vaccines for Africa (EVA) Project update

6. W135 indications of spread and carriage study

7. Technical Issues
a.      Contingency stocks
b.      Epidemic thresholds
c.      Community based surveillance
d.      Evaluation and response
e.      Interaction with NIDS
f.       Epidemic forecasting       

8. Review and Update of the ICG Terms of Reference

9. Recommendations and Closing Remarks