The Confederation of Meningitis Organisation is committed to helping achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
In September 2015, 193 world leaders decided on 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These goals aim to end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. Below are the 3 goals which are most relevant to the work of CoMO.
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Meningitis kills roughly 1.2 million people annually worldwide. Infants and children under five years old and adolescents between 15 and 19 years of age are most at risk. But anyone in the world can get meningitis at any time.
CoMO aims to reduce the incidence and impact of meningitis cases worldwide through:
Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities worldwide Meningitis affects people of all ages and from all countries
CoMO’s Life Course Immunisation Initiative specifically works to ensure that vaccines are made available to people of all ages. We host strategy workshops, policy forums and parliamentary meetings to bring about change in the global immunisation policy, extending immunisation to older people.
Goal 17: Global partnership for sustainable development
CoMO connects and resources a strong global network of members from over 25 countries. Our members include patient groups, health professionals and organisations, meningitis survivors and families committed to the prevention of meningitis. We speak on behalf of a significant global community of our members– one voice, one message. Together, we can’t be ignored. CoMO supports global partnership by: