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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

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Aby Zyc Foundation

The Foundation Aby Zyc was set up in Poland in 2007 to support children and teenagers suffering from neuroinfections and to promote preventative treatments. Aby Zyc focuses particularly on meningococcal and pneumococcal infections, providing education for different social and professional groups as well as organising vaccination programmes. Website in Polish.

Aby Zyc Foundation

Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research is a UK charity funding vital research to help babies and children. They want to make a difference in: • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

The AMRC's objects are to further medical research in the UK generally and in particular to advance the effectiveness of those charities of which a principal activity is medical research. Meningitis Research Foundation joined the AMRC in July 1998.

Biomed Central

British Infection Society

British Medical Association

British Medical Journal

Cells Alive

College of Emergency Medicine

Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Northern Ireland (CDSCNI)

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