There is a misconception that meningitis is a thing of the past and this complacency puts lives at risk. The far-reaching impact of meningitis, whether bacterial or viral, is significantly underestimated – especially the non-physical impact – leaving people isolated and struggling. Every year thousands more lives are impacted.
We have clear and ambitious plans described in Vision 2020.
Vision 2020 : Our strategic priorities was launched in 2016. Shaped by our Meningitis and Me research it sets out our goals and priorities through to 2020, moving us ever closer to a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
It has two over-riding goals:
- Saving lives and preventing disability through improving prevention and rapid diagnosis
- Rebuilding futures and improving quality of life through increased recognition of the impact of meningitis and provision of timely, effective support
We will deliver these goals through campaigning, research, awareness and support, and fundraising; focusing our efforts on the areas where we can have maximum impact.