World Meningitis Day 2022: inspiring activities happening around the world this year
Committed to defeating meningitis
The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) is a global network of organisations and individuals dedicated to defeating meningitis globally.
It is our goal to ensure families worldwide have access to early diagnosis, preventative measures and quick treatment. We aim to prevent meningitis worldwide because we can and we should. Learn more about us.
In November 2008, my 20-year-old daughter, Jamie, almost lost her life to meningococcal disease.
Jamie was in hospital in Houston, Texas (USA) for over 6 months, where doctors amputated...
I was affected by meningococcal meningitis.....At the time, I thought that I had lost everything, including my dreams.
World Meningitis Day: 5th October 2023
The World Health Organisation (WHO) approved a Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030, a landmark achievement.
However, serious challenges remain and progress to defeat meningitis lags behind other vaccine-preventable diseases. World Meningitis Day is an opportunity for everyone to get together and raise the global profile of a disease that affects millions each year. This will be the first year we commemorate World Meningitis Day in October. Learn more about why we changed the date of World Meningitis Day.
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Working to #DefeatMeningitis is something we're committed to everyday.
You can play a role and share information about the signs and symptoms of meningitis with those around you. Ahead of our 2022 World Meningitis Day campaign, we created infographics in 20 languages, all free to download and share.