World Meningitis Day would not be possible without the collaboration of many people and organisations around the world.
We are incredibly grateful to everyone who is working towards defeating meningitis, raising their voices in support of World Meningitis Day in 2022.
Advocacy and engagement partners: World Health Organization Global Road Map to Defeat Meningitis by 2030
“As a child neurologist, it’s been great to see the reduction in severe meningitis due to new vaccine implementation in the UK. But I still see devastating cases and it remains a major health problem in many other countries. That’s why racing to defeat meningitis matters to me.”
Dr Rachel Kneen, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, associate member of the Institute of Infection & Global Health, University of Liverpool and member of the Meningitis Research Foundation Medical Advisory Group
“Despite the availability of effective treatments and vaccines, meningitis and sepsis continue to cause death and misery the world over. The advent of the Global Road Map to Defeat Meningitis by 2030 is a golden, one-time, opportunity to raise awareness to unprecedented levels and to bring these diseases to forefront of public health policy. The race is on, not only to maintain, but to build on this momentum in order to achieve the goals envisioned by the Road Map.”
Jay Lucidarme, Senior Scientist, Meningococcal Reference Unit, UK Health Security Agency and member of the Meningitis Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Panel
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Every year, World Meningitis Day brings together people from all over the world to highlight the need to raise awareness of meningitis, its signs and symptoms, the vaccines that are available, and that it is an infection that needs global attention and effort to be defeated.
Meningitis Research Foundation is an international charity which began in the UK in 1989. We’ve been working to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever they exist for over 30 years. The Confederation of Meningitis Organizations (CoMO) is our global network of patient groups, meningitis advocates, and health professionals. They work to reduce the incidence and impact of meningitis in more than 40 countries.
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