Urgent Appeal

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis by 2030. Bacterial meningitis is a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. Its focus is on preventing infections and improving care and diagnosis for those affected.

Vinny Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Meningitis Research Foundation and the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO), which is an international membership organization of patient advocacy groups for meningitis, said,  “We celebrate together the common goal of defeating meningitis and will be led by their inspiration to make it happen.”

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