Race to 2030

The road to defeating meningitis by 2030

Race to 2030

In 2021 the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a global road map to defeat meningitis by 2030. People affected by the disease are key participants in this worldwide mission. We have created Race to 2030 to help you engage with the Road Map and be part of global efforts to defeat the disease.

On this page, you will find useful information, important updates, and links to downloadable resources. Organisations, patient groups, and individuals around the world have already played an essential role in the race to 2030. For example, supporting the Road Map’s launch, contributing to country-level activities, and delivering World Meningitis Day each year. 2030 is within our sights, and you can help us get over the finish line.

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The journey so far

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Resources hub

We've created a resources hub to provide you with all the tools you need to be part of the race to defeat meningitis by 2030. You'll find information on why the roadmap is so important, how it all started, vaccine information and much more.

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Latest roadmap news

Find the latest news on the roadmap below, or visit our news room to find the latest news on everything meningitis.

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and UNICEF, the United Nation’s Children’s Fund, have announced their continued commitment to defeating meningitis by renewing their partnership for a second year.

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has warned of the uncertain future of infectious disease control in the face of climate change.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis - a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year.


All of our advice and advocacy comes from the latest scientific research from around the globe. We regularly review this research and will update the information below as any new information becomes available so be sure to check back and sign up to our enewsletter to ensure you get the latest information.

Vaccines save lives. The most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your children from meningitis is to take up the immunisations available to you.

The YouGov survey, carried out on behalf of Meningitis Research Foundation, found that despite it being a fear for many, only 7% could identify all the potential disabilities caused by the disease.

UK’s infant immunisation schedule: our response to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommendations on MenC and Hib meningitis