Table 1

Search strategy

SearchSearch terms and combinations
1(“Pneumococc*” OR “Strep* pneumo” OR “S. pneumo*” OR “Streptococc*”)
2(“Pneumococcal vaccines” OR “streptococcal vaccines” OR “Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine”)
3((“Africa” OR “Africa*” OR “Algeria” OR “Angola” OR “Benin” OR “Botswana” OR “Burkina Faso” OR “Burundi” OR “Cape Verde” OR “Cameroon” OR “Central African Republic” OR “Chad” OR “Comoros” OR “Democratic Republic of Congo” OR “Congo” OR “Ivory Coast” OR “Djibouti” OR “Egypt” OR “Equatorial Guinea” OR “Eritrea” OR “Ethiopia” OR “Gabon” OR “Gambia” OR “Ghana” OR “Guinea” OR “Guinea-Bissau” OR “Kenya” OR “Lesotho” OR “Liberia” OR “Libya” OR “Madagascar” OR “Malawi” OR “Mali” OR “Mauritania” OR “Mauritius” OR “Morocco” OR “Mozambique” OR “Namibia” OR “Niger” OR “Nigeria” OR “Rwanda” OR “Sao Tome and Principe” OR “Senegal” OR “Seychelles” OR “Sierra Leone” OR “Somalia” OR “South Africa” OR “South Sudan” OR “Sudan” OR “Swaziland” OR “Tanzania” OR “Togo” OR “Tunisia” OR “Uganda” OR “Zambia” OR “Zimbabwe”) NOT (“pig*” OR “Papua”))
4(“carriage” OR “Carriage” OR “coloniz*” OR “Coloniz*” OR “colonis*” OR “Colonis*” OR “acquisition” OR “acquir*” OR “carrier state” OR “Carrier state”)
5(“Pneumococc* pneumonia” OR “Community acquired pneumonia” OR “Non-invasive pneumonia” OR “Invasive pneumococc* pneumonia” OR “CAP” OR “IPD”)
6(“mortality rate” OR “case fatality” OR “death rate”)
7Carriage:
#1 AND #2 AND #3 AND #4
8Pneumococcal pneumonia and associated mortality:
#1 AND #2 AND #3 AND (#5 AND/OR #6)
9Filters: Publication date from 2000/01/01 to 2019/12/31; Humans