The Meningitis Centre ran a stall in the Murray Street Mall in the city of Perth. They also received 150 signatures on their petition for the introduction of the MenB vaccine into the national immunisation schedule.
The Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) held an event at The Cuenca Municipal Office and Cuena Multipurpose Gym, hosted by Provincial Health Office. The day began with a lively zumba session, followed by a forum and press conference to raise awareness of meningitis. The event concluded with a vaccine mission, where 80 vaccines were administered to the children of Cuenca. The PFV also participated in the Philippine Pediatric Society convention to celebrate World Meningitis Day.
The Japan Child Meningitis Organisation held a festival on 17th May to celebrate World Meningitis Day. A whole host of activities were run to mark the occasion; craft activities for children and adults, an exhibition to provide information about meningitis, speeches by individuals affected by the disease and a balloon release to commemorate the children that are sadly no longer with us.
A member family of the Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa hosted a morning tea at her workplace to celebrate World Meningitis Day.
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