Global Meningococcal Initiative

A worldwide expert group raising awareness and helping prevent invasive meningococcal disease
Start Date
24 Apr 2016

The Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI) and Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) are in partnership to promote and share world class research into best practice, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningococcal disease around the world.

Meningococcal bacteria are the main cause of life-threatening meningitis and septicaemia throughout the world.

The World Health Organization estimate there are 1.2 million cases and 135,000 death worldwide each year.

"This partnership can be instrumental in helping to share and build a better understanding of the global picture of this dreadful disease. I look forward to seeing researchers and health professionals around the world accessing and using the information to help them in their work." - Professor Ray Borrow, GMI Steering Group Member.

GMI's international meetings, publications, posters and recommendations

Report from the Second Summit Meeting 

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World Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases 2011

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Findings and recommendations from GMI

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Article published in Journal of Infection

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"MRF is delighted to partner with GMI on this important initiative. We want to ensure that GMI's body of research reaches the communities and people who can use and apply the findings to directly help patients and their families as soon as possible." - Vinny Smith, MRF Chief Executive, GMI Steering Group Member.

GMI meeting Zurich - April 2018
Rob Dawson
Rob Dawson - Director of Communications, Advocacy and Support

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