Professor Discusses Efforts To Address Meningitis In Burkina Faso

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: From Mangoes to Meningitis: A Tale of One Laboratory Scientist in Burkina Faso
Rasmata Ouédraogo-Traoré, chief of the Medical Analysis Laboratory of the Charles De Gaulle Pediatric Hospital, which houses the National Reference Laboratory for meningitis in Burkina Faso, and professor of bacteriology-virology, medical sciences, and pharmacy at the University of Ouagadougou, discusses the challenges of addressing meningitis in Burkina Faso, including the epidemiology, role of laboratories in supporting surveillance and guiding the epidemic response, and future of meningitis in the country (4/24).