I am a lifelong advocate for meningitis prevention after growing up helping to care for my sister who suffered significant disabilities and will consequently require full-time care for the rest of her life due to pneumococcal meningitis. I have volunteered with the Meningitis Centre Australia for more than 10 years and also worked with CoMO managing communications and projects between 2011 and 2014.
Marisse J. Adaya, Phillipines
I was a diagnosed with meningitis when I was 2 year old, but luckily I survived with no after effects and finished my studies as an Electronics Engineer. Now I am 28 year old and currently working in a telecommunication company here in the Philippines as a Project Auditor. I want to spread awareness about meningitis, as I don’t want to see people die because of meningitis when there is a vaccine available to prevent some strains of the disease.
I am the professor of pediatric neurology, working in Yangon children hospital, Myanmar. We see many cases of CNS infections in our day-to-day practice and also children with complications of those CNS infections, like cerebral palsy, epilepsy, global delay, etc. Therefore, I'd like to learn as well as share our experience and I'd like to get support from CoMO regarding those children and families. You can contact my mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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