On the 5th of October, we joined organisations and individuals around the globe to mark World Meningitis Day 2022.
Together, meningitis and neonatal sepsis are the second biggest infectious cause of death in children under five. They can kill in hours, have life-long implications for those that do survive, and have serious heath, social and economic consequences.
Prof. of Clinical Tropical Medicine at LSHTM, Professor Sir Brian Greenwood, member of the WHO Roadmap to Defeating Meningitis by 2030. In his video below on why he supports World Meningitis Day 2022 and his work on epidemic meningitis in Africa.
Countries worldwide have committed to the vision of the Global Road Map to Defeat Meningitis by 2023, but it’s up to everyone to make that vision a reality. Make your voices heard and support this global action plan.