Researchers all over the world are now collecting surveillance data that will establish the huge burden of pneumococcal disease in the developing world.

Researchers all over the world are collecting surveillance data that will establish the burden of pneumococcal disease in the developing world

Surveillance and Research in Americas

Surveillance

SIREVA II: New network in 2006

This project aims to contribute to the development of a regional epidemiological surveillance network for vaccine-preventable childhood respiratory diseases due to pneumonia, influenza, and meningitis in Central and South America. The network includes selected sentinel hospitals, public health laboratories, and epidemiological surveillance units of the health ministries in participating countries.

Small Grants

Dominican Republic

Burden of disease and serotype prevalence in children aged under 5 years in Santo Domingo (Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital, University of Miami and partners). School of Medicine (FSM))

Guatemala

Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in children hospitalized in Guatemala City (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Guatemala City)