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In COMRU, the assessment of the impact of pneumococcal vaccination on carriage and invasive disease continues, and an evaluation of pre-vaccination clinical serotype distribution was completed, and a large community based-programme to improve neonatal survival was initiated (“Saving Babies Lives”).

In SMRU, studies on the prevalence of neonatal jaundice as a cause of hospital and its nature and outcome and on perinatal depression were published, and a clinical trial is underway on the prevention of vertical transmission of Hep B with Tenofovir.