We fund research into prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia.
There are currently 13 projects in our active research programme.
Since the charity was founded in 1989, we have awarded 140 research grants. The total value of our investment in vital scientific research is over £17 million.
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Prevention and treatment
Defining meningitis in UK children in the conjugate vaccine era
University of Oxford, UK
Describing the symptoms, clinical signs and laboratory results of all children with meningitis. Investigating differences between children with bacterial and viral meningitis to determine how to differentiate these two groups.
The burden of bacterial meningitis in newborn babies in the UK and Ireland: establishing standards of care to improve the outcome
George’s, University of London; St Mary’s Hospital, London; Public
Health England London & Birmingham Women’s Hospital, UK
Measuring the impact of bacterial meningitis in newborn babies and to develop guidelines to improve management and treatment in hospital.
Improving the outcome of bacterial meningitis in newborn infants in Malawi
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Research Laboratories, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
Investigating whether or not ceftriaxone is safe to use in babies under 2 months.
Evaluation of corticosteroid therapy for severe septicaemia in children
University of Southampton; St Mary’s Hospital London and Bristol University, UK
Establishing the value of corticosteroid replacement therapy in childhood sepsis.