• 12 July 2016
    The Importance of Global Unity Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

    On May 24th, CoMO organised a parliamentary meeting entitled, ‘Life Course Vaccination: From Babyhood to Healthy Ageing – what are the priorities?’ in the heart of the European Union in Brussels. This meeting was part of our Life Course Immunisation initiative, which aims to unite countries from all over the world in a bid to raise awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as meningitis, and lobby for change regarding immunisation strategies. The key message of the initiative is that vaccination is not just for babies!

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  • 20 April 2016
    World Meningitis Day – The Importance of 24 Hours

    This World Meningitis Day our theme is 24 Hours – Time to Act. Here at CoMO, we want to highlight the importance of 24 hours when it comes to meningitis. Please read the eye-opening stories of our members, Bruce Langoulant and Patsy Schanbaum, and CoMO president, Chris Head, to make sure you understand the importance of 24 hours.

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  • 22 March 2016
    The Use of Emotive Images to Raise Awareness

    In February of this year, pictures of a two year old meningitis victim, Faye Burdett, sparked a huge debate regarding the availability of the meningitis B vaccine to all children in the UK. The shocking pictures of Faye inspired over 800,000 people to sign a Meningococcal B petition that broke the record on the parliamentary petition website.

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