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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1624 (Published 11 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1624

African health ministers commit to meningitis vaccine: Health ministers meeting in Yaoundé have agreed to prepare meningitis control plans, including the introduction of the new vaccine, and to improve information exchange for epidemic response. The new product, conjugate meningococcal A vaccine (MenAfriVac) will be priced at $0.40 (£0.23; €0.28). It was developed through the Meningitis Vaccine Project set up in 2001, with core funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

GMC to consult on patient confidentiality: The General Medical Council has started a three month consultation on patient confidentiality, including how to deal with appropriate disclosure of information in the case of infectious diseases or whether to tell the …

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