Table 1

List of countries by African region

Region

Countries


Africa Eastern Meningitis Endemic

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda

Africa Middle Meningitis Endemic

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad

Africa Western Meningitis Endemic

The Gambia, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria

Africa Eastern

Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

Africa Middle

Congo, Gabon, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea

Africa Western

Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Africa Northern

Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco

Africa Southern

Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland


African countries are grouped into eight regions, based on the groupings used in the Global Burden of Disease analysis [9].

Ramakrishnan et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:47   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-47

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