• 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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  • 26 September 2017
    CoMO’s Buddy System: A Member’s Perspective

    Dustin Pepper, Executive Director of The Mollaret's Meningitis Association (MMA), shares why he thinks peer learning helps organisations to grow and achieve their mission. He also shares MMA's experience of the CoMO Buddy System and explains how his partnership with the Meningitis Research Foundation of America has helped his organisation to mature and develop.

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