How much meningitis is there in the world?

The second largest infectious killer of children in the world

The UN IGME’s 2017 report shows that meningitis (in children 1-59 months old) plus meningitis/sepsis (in neonates) account for 9% of deaths in under-fives. This makes it the second largest infectious killer of children under five… responsible for more deaths than malaria, AIDS, measles and tetanus combined.

Meningitis affects
2.8 million people globally every year
1/10 people who get bacterial meningitis will die
2/10 people who get bacterial meningitis are left with an impairment like brain injury
Key data and meningitis estimates
A global vision for meningitis by 2030 and an action plan to get there.
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