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Diarrheal diseases

  • As part of the pivotal Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) study, CVD-Mali conducted population-based surveillance of moderate to severe diarrhea using multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays, immunoassays, and bacteriology.
  • CVD-Mali continues to assess rotavirus vaccine introduction on the incidence and etiology of moderate-to-severe diarrhea in the Vaccine Impact on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA) study.
  • In June 2016, CVD-Mali was named an initial site in the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network (CHAMPS) network. The goal of CHAMPS is to understand and prevent the causes of child mortality. This work is part of a larger effort led by Emory University and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a network of up to 25 disease surveillance sites known as CHAMPS. This is a long-term project expected to last for 20 years.

Samba Sow, MD, MS
Director General CVD-Mali and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

CVD-Mali Fact Sheet