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

Find out everything you need to know about the meningitis vaccinations to protect the ones you love.

Andrea Lanfri talks about life after meningitis and his latest challenge

Great North Run 2024

Join us for the world's biggest half marathon at the Great North Run 2024

Circles of support

Coping with meningitis is often a team effort. Read the experiences of families and friends who have supported their loved ones through their battle with meningitis. Explore real life stories
Jay Aston and Josie Colquhoun's full story
  • UK
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Teenager
Jay Aston and Josie Colquhoun's story Bucks Fizz singer, Jay Aston, immediately recognised t...
Lois Wilterdink's full story
  • USA
  • Unknown meningitis and septicaemia (sepsis) type
Lois Wilterdink's story I was born in August 1959...
Latisha Marie's full story
  • USA
  • Pneumococcal
  • Adult 25-59
Latisha Marie's story The Latisha Marie Foundation was founded in 2022 by Laprice Shari. L...
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£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.