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

Meningitis vaccines are the chance to enjoy life’s milestone moments – first steps, first love, first day at school and so much more.
Find out everything you need to know about the vaccines available to give your loved ones the chance of a life free from meningitis.

We answer questions from supporters, parents, carers, and journalists on the UK’s JCVI recommended changes to the routine immunisation schedule for children in the UK.

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."
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.