Project Description

Quantifying the acute care costs of neonatal bacterial sepsis and meningitis in Mozambique and South Africa.

Aerts C, Leahy S, Mucasse H, Lala S, Bramugy J, Tann CJ, Madhi SA, Bardají A, Bassat Q, Dangor Z, Lawn JE, Jit M, Procter SR.

Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 2:ciab815. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab815. Epub ahead of print.


Sepsis and meningitis are among the leading causes of neonatal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Neonatal sepsis caused ~400 000 deaths globally in 2015, half occurring in Africa. Despite this, there are few published data on the acute costs of neonatal sepsis or meningitis, with none in SSA.

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