Meningitis Now supports World Health Organisations bid to eradicate meningitis by 2030

13th September 2019

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) prepares to meet to formulate its plans to eradicate meningitis by 2030, Meningitis Now has re-confirmed its commitment to the vision and has pledged to use its 30 plus years’ experience of fighting the disease in the UK to assist this important and ambitious global objective

Meningitis Now gets behind the WHO bid to eradicate meningitis

In a meeting taking place in London 16 – 18 September, the charity’s chief executive Dr Tom Nutt will share with colleagues from all regions of the world the experience of Meningitis Now and how it has fought, formulated and helped deliver a world class package of meningitis prevention, protection and support here in the UK.

He will share the insights the charity has gained over three decades in the hope that some of the charity’s experience can help to improve meningitis programmes elsewhere with emphasis on ensuring that that people affected by meningitis are given a voice and effective access to support that will improve their quality of life. 

Dr Nutt will stress the importance of raising awareness and securing the governmental commitment to fighting meningitis and highlight how non-governmental agencies can play a critical role in driving a domestic meningitis agenda and providing support and comfort for those whose lives are affected by this devastating disease.  

Dr Tom Nutt said “I am delighted to be able to attend this important conference and sincerely hope that the experience of Meningitis Now in the UK can help in the development of effective programmes in other countries, particularly those where meningitis is a sizable problem. We are, as a global meningitis movement, unified in our desire to fight and eradicate this disease and hope that in some small way we can play a part in making this happen.”

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