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

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Healthcare Heroes

Stories that celebrate the compassion and commitment of healthcare professionals, and the vital role they play in treating and supporting people with meningitis. Explore real life stories
Hayley Tamaddon's full story
  • UK
  • Viral
  • Adult 25-59
Hayley Tamaddon's story Actress, Hayley Tamaddon, famous for her roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, contracted mening...
Cat  Shehu's full story
  • UK
  • GBS (Group B streptococcal)
  • Baby 0-1
Cat Shehu's story After successfully delivering 4 babies whilst being GBS positive, I was naive to the possibility tha...
Lauren Plumtree's full story
  • UK
  • Escherichia coli (E. Coli), Other bacterial meningitis and septicaemia (sepsis) type
  • Baby 0-1
Lauren Plumtree's story 7...
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