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World Meningitis Day

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Tell your politician

Can you take three minutes today to ask your local politician to support World Meningitis Day and the Road Map to Defeat Meningitis?

The WHO’s Road Map to Defeat Meningitis by 2030 is our best chance to reduce meningitis cases by 50%, saving 200,000 lives a year in the process. World Meningitis Day is a great opportunity to reach out to your local politician and ask them to keep their constituents and communities safe from meningitis, an infection that causes heartbreak every day.

We’ve created a tool for you to generate a letter that you can send to your local politician, asking them to support the vision of the Road Map. Just follow these four steps:

  1. Complete this short Google Form

  2. Check your inbox (or spam folder) for an email from

  3. Click on the link in the email, it’ll take you to Google Docs where you can edit your template letter

  4. Click ‘File’ and ‘Email this file’, putting in the email address of your local politician. Or, you can download the letter by clicking ‘File’ and ‘Download’.


What happens after I’ve sent my local politician my letter?

You may receive an automatic response with a timeframe for when they’ll reply. If you don’t hear back, it’s worthwhile to follow-up via email or a phone call.

What do I do if my local politician responds?

We’d love to know your local politician’s response, please forward it to CoMO at

Can’t get in touch with your local politician?

Don’t worry! Small actions can have a big impact and there are lots of other ways to defeat meningitis this 5th October, learn more.


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Stay informed

Sign up to the Meningitis Research Foundation’s monthly emails on how we are working to defeat meningitis, with news on the latest science, meningitis vaccines, and health policy developments.


Sign up to receive quarterly email updates from the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations to learn more about what we're achieving as a global network of meningitis groups and advocates. To join CoMO's network learn more.

Don’t want emails? Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn and help us remind world leaders why we want to defeat meningitis by 2030.


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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