affects more than 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

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Run for a world free from meningitis at the iconic London Marathon 2021

In a year in which innovative vaccines have been developed faster than ever before, there is something all the more tragic about a GBS vaccine that hasn’t yet made it past a laboratory after 30 years of trying despite it being a leading cause of neo-natal mortality worldwide.

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 - Viral
Age group - Adult
Outcome - Recovery with after effects

"I begged him to take me to the ER."
Type - Bacterial
Age group - Baby
Outcome - Bereavement

"I still hurt every day; I miss her every second of every single day."
Type - Bacterial
Age group - Toddler
Outcome - Recovery with after effects

"After 7 days of hell he finally woke."
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They listen to the issues faced by someone struggling with the impact of meningitis, and provide detailed information and support.
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