Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
Our vision is of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. A world where effective vaccinations can protect everyone. A world where people who do get the diseases get the most effective diagnosis and treatments possible. A world where people affected and their families have the best support and information
In 2015, around 380,000 people died of meningitis and it is estimated that over 1 million survived who now have to live with the after effects, such as limb loss or brain injury
We have three goals: to see fewer people get meningitis and septicaemia; to see more people survive with a better quality of life and reduced disability; to have more engaged, informed and supported patients and communities.
MRF plays a key role in making this happen in the UK, Ireland and around the world by funding vital research, advocating for change as a dedicated champion for those it affects, and taking action that benefits people, including running awareness campaigns, training health professionals and providing support and information.