Meningitis
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

TCS London Marathon 2022


Run for a world free from meningitis at the iconic London Marathon 2022

As Linda Glennie, our Director of Research, Evidence and Policy, retires we asked her to look back on nearly 26 years at Meningitis Research Foundation, reflecting on all that has been achieved and what has changed within meningitis research and policy-making during that time.

Meningitis and septicaemia are serious, life threatening illnesses


What you need to know

Our latest meningitis stories shared

The Book of Experience raises awareness of the impact of the disease by enabling people to share their story and experience from a unique and personal perspective.

Type - GBS (Group B streptococcal)
Age group - Baby
Outcome - Bereavement

"I never even thought I could lose a baby."
Type - Viral
Age group - Toddler
Outcome - Recovery with After Effects

"he was being given medication of pneumonia which didn't work"
Type - Viral
Age group - Adult
Outcome - Recovery with after effects

"It’s been three months and I still struggle with pain."
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