The MRF Blog

Opinion, analysis, behind the scenes information and the latest news from the front line of the fight against meningitis and septicaemia.

Why do meningitis cases rise in winter?
Why do meningitis cases rise in winter?
As winter hits, we get asked a lot about why the number of people getting meningitis increases over this time of year here in the UK and Ireland.
What happens when antibiotics stop treating meningitis?
What happens when antibiotics stop treating meningitis?
For World Antibiotic Awareness Week, MRF Chief Executive Vinny Smith discusses the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Is it possible to drive after limb loss?
Is it possible to drive after limb loss?
Charlotte Hannibal, MRF Ambassador, lost her lower legs to meningitis aged 18. In this blog, her Dawn mother talks about Charlotte's experience of learning to drive again.
Will's epic ultramarathon
Will's epic ultramarathon
Will Storey is taking on an ultramathon all the way from Ullapool to Skye Bridge, in aid of MRF. In his own words, Will explains why he’s taking on this challenge.
5 things runners should know before joining #TeamMRF
5 things runners should know before joining #TeamMRF
Esther, Events Manager, tells us what she's learned about running for TeamMRF in her five years at the charity.
The latest updates in prosthetic limbs
The latest updates in prosthetic limbs
The world of prosthetic limbs is changing fast. Erin Gilbert, our Community Fundraiser, looks into the latest developments aiming to improve the lives of amputees throughout the world, and explains how Meningitis Research Foundation can help those who've lost limbs to meningitis and septicaemia.
What is safety netting?
What is safety netting?
Dr Matthew Thompson explains the challenges faced by medical professionals in diagnosing meningitis.
Why Meningitis Awareness Week matters
Why Meningitis Awareness Week matters
Kirstie was told her daughter had an ear infection, but her instincts told her it was something else. She explains why this year's theme for Meningitis Awareness Week is so important.
MRF supports #TeamSofia at Superhero Tri
MRF supports #TeamSofia at Superhero Tri
Chloe Milloy takes us behind the scenes at Superhero Tri, with MRF as a proud Charity Partner.
Why do some students not get their MenACWY vaccine?
Why do some students not get their MenACWY vaccine?
Rachel Davis, a third year student at the University of Bristol, asks why some students don't get their free MenACWY vaccine.
The surprising impact of social media on survivors of meningitis
The surprising impact of social media on survivors of meningitis
MRF investigates the impact of social media on meningitis survivors.
Should vaccination be mandatory?
Should vaccination be mandatory?
MRF Evidence and Policy Manager (Prevention), Claire Wright, discusses the pros and cons of making vaccination compulsory in the fight against meningitis and septicaemia
Members’ Day at Grimsthorpe Castle, May 2018
Members’ Day at Grimsthorpe Castle, May 2018

MRF Information and Support Officer, Katherine Carter reports on our latest family day for those affected by meningitis and septicaemia

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