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

Great North Run 2024

Join us for the world's biggest half marathon at the Great North Run 2024

Journeys of Hope

Even in the darkest of moments, there is hope. People who have overcome meningitis share their inspiring stories of recovery and optimism for the future.. Explore real life stories
James Patrice's full story
  • Ireland
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Child 6-12
James Patrice's story Irish TV presenter and social media creator, James Patrice, almost died of bacterial meningitis at t...
Kerry  Hunt's full story
  • Europe
  • Group W meningococcal (Men W), Other bacterial meningitis and septicaemia (sepsis) type
  • 60+
Kerry Hunt's story Six years ago, I had a cough and cold for a few days but my throat felt sore when I was eating my di...
Dina Simei  Román Díaz 's full story
  • South America
  • Fungal
  • Adult 25-59
Dina Simei Román Díaz 's story Soy Dina Simei Román Díaz Psicologa, pero antes que todo una mujer de fe...
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.