28 November 2018
New Zealand is in the grip of a meningitis outbreak. This week the government announced an urgent vaccination campaign for the hardest hit communities in Northland.
Vaccines are in short supply internationally, as many other countries struggle to deal with their own outbreaks.
In the link below, Emma Espiner speaks with Professor Chris Bullen and looks back to the meningitis epidemic in New Zealand in the late 90s to discuss how a small group of public health researchers and community members helped turn around meningitis rates in the most affected communities in South Auckland.