News and Events

  • 20 December 2017
    International Human Solidarity Day

    CoMO embodies solidarity in all that it does - we stand with our members and they stand with us; we join hands against meningitis and create a unified global community that has one voice and one message. Today, on International Human Solidarity Day, we celebrate how solidarity has helped us and our members prevent meningitis and support those who have been impacted by it.

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  • 12 November 2017
    A bright spot on World Pneumonia Day

    Pneumococcal bacteria can cause bacterial meningitis, pneumonia and other diseases so vaccination is key in keeping populations protected. To mark World Pneumonia Day, Lois Privor-Dumm and Prar Vasudevan of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explain that although few countries are reaching the Global Action Plan Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea targets, there are some bright spots, including India. India shoulders about one-fifth of the world's under-5 deaths, but the 2017 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Driving Progress through Equitable Investment and Action shows that huge positive changes are beginning to occur in India.

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  • 06 October 2017
    Ashleigh's Life with Cerebral Palsy

    To mark World Cerebral Palsy Day, Bruce Langoulant shares his daughter's Cerebral Palsy story. Ash contracted pneumococcal meningitis at age 6 months and her small body was left with a number of after effects, including cerebral palsy.

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