How we are defeating meningitis

Our 2021 – 2025 strategy

A world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

MRF strategy 2021 - 2025That’s our vision, the guiding light that shapes and informs everything we do as a Foundation. 

Our role in that? To support and connect people and research to drive action and save lives.

Our strategy, from 2021 to 2025, sets out how we will work towards achieving this. It outlines the four goals and the four outcomes we are working towards every day, which you can read a summary of below and more about in our 2021 - 2025 strategy.


Download our 2021 – 2025 strategy

Goal 1: to enable research for better evidence and policy

Outcome: Scientists, researchers and public health practitioners will better understand meningitis, its impact on people’s lives, and what to do to defeat it.

Goal 2: To transform public and policy engagement in meningitis

Outcome: Meningitis will be a global health priority. More people will be aware of signs and symptoms. More people will seek help when they need to.

Patient groups will be stronger and better supported to advocate for meningitis.

Goal 3: To secure the profile and funds to deliver our goals.

Outcome: We will have the funds and relationships needed to support our work.

Goal 4: To grow our capacity to deliver at scale.

Outcome 4: We can deliver on our promises and potential as an organisation.


Our strategy for 2021 – 2025 shows how we are moving forward as one, across the Meningitis Research Foundation and the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations.

It reflects where we have come from, shows our ambition for where we are going to, and why our work matters. It is about how we will continue to connect people, evidence and action for change to defeat meningitis, wherever in the world it exists.

Thank you for supporting us on this journey so far, and for continuing to do so as we work towards each of these goals between now and 2025.

We take action that benefits people directly, including running awareness campaigns, training health professionals and providing support and information services.
We directly fund, seek grant funding for, and support high-quality research to help defeat meningitis.
We call for positive change as a united voice against meningitis and septicaemia, and a dedicated champion for those it affects.
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