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

A message from our Chief Executive, Vinny Smith

Why do meningitis and septicaemia cases rise during the winter in the UK and Ireland?

TCS London Marathon 2024

Run for a world free from meningitis at the iconic London Marathon 2023

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 Shortly after I was Diagnosed with Brain Meninngitis Not sure what type bu...
Juttima Chinnasri's full story
  • Australia
  • Other bacterial meningitis and septicaemia (sepsis) type
  • Adult 25-59
Juttima Chinnasri's story Sydney based model and social media influencer, Juttima Chinnasri, lost both of ...
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.