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Proposals falling within the Foundation’s research investment strategy, dealing with prevention of all forms of meningitis and associated infections, improving treatment and outlook for patients, and improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis will be considered. 3 priority areas: 1. Research pertinent to prevention of meningococcal disease including studies to evaluate vaccines that have been implemented. 2. The burden of GBS/neonatal meningitis including research that could contribute to the design of control policies 3. Research in Eastern Africa that seeks to improve outcomes by overcoming barriers to health seeking behaviour and improving prevention, recognition, treatment and health systems. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that lead to practical interventions and partnerships.