Meningitis in Ethiopia FactSheet

Meningitis in Ethiopia FactSheet actualidad africa Meningitis

 

  1. Claim: Out of all countries in the world, estimates suggest Ethiopia has the 4th highest number of deaths due to meningitis. Source: www.meningitis.org/mpt, tracking progress tab, IHME estimates for deaths place Ethiopia fourth place.
  2. Claim: There have been 2,066 cases suspected bacterial meningitis cases reported so far this year. Source: www.meningitis.org/mpt, surveillance tab, Cumulative Cases: 2,066 from weeks 01-17 2022.
  3. Claim: But global health modellers estimate that there could be more than 100,000 cases of bacterial and viral meningitis per year in the country. Source: www.meningitis.org/mpt, cases and deaths tab, IHME data claiming there were an estimated 116,906 total cases of meningitis in 2019.
  4. Claim: Estimates suggest there were 320,414 cases of meningitis and neonatal sepsis in 2019. Source: www.meningitis.org/mpt, cases and death tab,  IHME data claiming there were an estimated 320,414 cases of meningitis and neonatal sepsis in 2019.
  5. Claim: Estimates suggest there were 25,196 deaths due to meningitis and neonatal sepsis in one year. Source: www.meningitis.org/mpt, cases and death tab,  IHME data claiming there were an estimated 25,196 deaths due to meningitis and neonatal sepsis in 2019.