World Meningitis Day 2017

CoMO are responsible for organising World Meningitis day on the 24th of April each year. This is a great opportunity for people all over the world to raise their voices for meningitis, through telling patient stories, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and increasing knowledge of available vaccines.


The theme for 2017, chosen by CoMO members, was ’24 Hours – Trust your instincts


The key messages of the 2017 campaign were:

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  1. Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that affects more than 1 million people worldwide each year

  2. Meningitis can affect people of all ages and cause death within 24 hours

  3. Some forms of meningitis are vaccine preventable
  4. Don’t wait until it threatens the life of someone you care about, learn what to look for and trust your instincts


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See what CoMO's proactive members did for World Meningitis Day this year: click here

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Our YouTube channel now has new animations translated into 6 languages which you can share in the lead up to World Meningitis Day.

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