Kriba part of the Meningitis Research Foundation 2023 Conference

Kriba (former Newborn Solutions) is thrilled to announce its participation in the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) Conference, where we will be featured as an exhibitor to showcase our groundbreaking technology and present a poster. It is scheduled to take place on November 7th-8th, 2023, at the prestigious British Museum in London. We are honored that our abstract was chosen as one of the top 5 submissions by the Steering Committee.

Muhammad Sidat, a valued collaborator at Kriba, who has been instrumental in the ongoing clinical trial at Maputo General Hospital in Mozambique, will deliver a poster presentation during the conference’s second day at the British Museum. The presentation is titled: “Non-Invasive Meningitis Screening through High-Frequency Transfontenellar Ultrasound: Insights from the UNITED-Meningitis Study in Mozambique”

The UNITED-Meningitis study investigates the potential of high-frequency ultrasonography (HFUS) coupled with deep learning (DL) for the non-invasive screening of neonatal and infant meningitis. This innovative approach aims to address the challenges posed by lumbar punctures in resource-limited settings. Promising interim results indicate a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 86.6% in identifying meningitis cases. Ongoing efforts are focused on enhancing image quality and evaluating treatment response using HFUS+DL. This technology represents a significant step toward faster and non-invasive meningitis screening for young children and it will have a transformative impact on healthcare.

About the MRF Conference:
The fourteenth international conference of the MRF will assemble global experts to share the latest advancements and address contemporary challenges related to meningitis and septicaemia.

This event will bring together approximately 300 delegates representing various specialties and institutions from around the world. Attendees at the British Museum can look forward to two days of presentations by esteemed leaders in their respective fields, engaging discussions, and poster presentations that highlight exceptional talent, profound expertise, and cutting-edge research.

The MRF Conference is a key gathering for leading authorities in infectious diseases, pediatrics, vaccinology, public health, and tropical medicine, offering exceptional networking opportunities and a platform to exchange valuable insights and perspectives.

Kriba is privileged to be part of this renowned event, contributing to the global effort to combat meningitis and furthering the field of non-invasive screening technologies. We look forward to the opportunities this conference offers for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and advancing healthcare solutions.