affects more than 2.5m people globally each year
1/10 die as a result
2/10 left with an impairment like brain injury or amputation
Meningitis Progress Tracker

Meningitis Progress Tracker

We're tracking progress towards defeating meningitis by visualising the story of meningitis for the very first time

A message from our Chief Executive, Vinny Smith

Why do meningitis and septicaemia cases rise during the winter in the UK and Ireland?

TCS London Marathon 2024

Run for a world free from meningitis at the iconic London Marathon 2023

Tales of tenacity

Living with and through meningitis is a battle in all sorts of unimaginable ways. Here, people share their tales of overcoming hurdles and winning even the smallest of battles. Explore real life stories
Amelie severn's full story
  • UK
  • Viral
  • Baby 0-1
Amelie severn's story Amelie was only three weeks old when we got the diagnosis and I remember just feeling numb and in di...
Matthew Cashbaugh's full story
  • USA
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Adult 25-59
Matthew Cashbaugh's story Spouse’s story: We started off the week on our annual family cruise. We n...
Leanne Smith's full story
  • UK
  • Bacterial meningitis, Viral
Leanne Smith's story Social media influencer and mum of two, Leanne Smith, also known as Busy...
Provide a lifeline for those in need
Provide a lifeline for those in need
£6/€7.20/$8 pays for a 30 minute call from a trained support officer.

They listen to the issues faced by someone struggling with the impact of meningitis, and provide detailed information and support.