World Meningitis Day - 24 April 2016

Every year around 1 million people are affected by meningitis!

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On Sunday 24 April 2016, the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO), our 43 member organisations in 28 countries and countless partners worldwide will unite to celebrate our eighth World Meningitis Day (WMD).

Held every year on 24 April, World Meningitis Day is recognised to raise the global profile of meningitis, emphasise the importance of vaccination, and provide support to those dealing with the  often life-long consequences of the disease.

This year the theme for World Meningitis Day is "24 Hours - Time to Act!" 24 hours can mean the difference between life and death for anyone at any age. It really can take just one day for a child, a teenager, an adult, to lose their lives to this terrible disease or suffer from long-term after effects. 

To raise awareness and help prevent more people from being affected by meningitis, please use and share the materials in our toolkit: Together, our voices can bring visibility to this terrible disease- join us in making 24 hours count!


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