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

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Beyond meningitis

Many people don’t want to be defined by their illness. Here, they share their stories of personal growth, pursuing their passions and fulfilling their ambitions. Explore real life stories
Andrea Lanfri's full story
  • Italy
  • Other bacterial meningitis and septicaemia (sepsis) type
Andrea Lanfri's story Italian athlete, rock climber and adventurer, Andrea Lanfri, lost both of his legs and seven fingers...
Ann Bills's full story
  • UK
  • Viral
  • Adult 25-59
Ann Bills's story My name is Ann, I'm 55, I work for the NHS (National Health Service) and I'm recovering from...
Louise Davies's full story
  • UK
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Adult 25-59
Louise Davies's story I contracted meningitis in March 1989 when I was only 19 years old...
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.