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

What it is, why it matters and how to play your part

So, what causes us to become ill and how exactly do meningitis vaccines work?

TCS London Marathon 2024

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

Tales of tenacity

Living with and through meningitis is a battle in all sorts of unimaginable ways. Here, people share their tales of overcoming hurdles and winning even the smallest of battles. Explore real life stories
Leanne Smith's full story
  • UK
  • Bacterial meningitis, Viral
Leanne Smith's story Social media influencer and mum of two, Leanne Smith, also known as Busy...
Nathan  Borg's full story
  • Australia
  • Viral
  • Baby 0-1
Nathan Borg's story Neighbours actor, Nathan Borg, lost his hearing after contracting meningitis at just three months ol...
Cheryl Bernadine Repko's full story
  • USA
  • Viral
  • 60+
Cheryl Bernadine Repko's story In 1985 i was a happy, single lawyer in washington, d...
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.