World Meningitis Day 2012
4. april 2012

World Meningitis Day 2012

On Tuesday 24 April 2012, the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) and its global members are encouraging individuals, families and communities to learn the signs and symptoms of meningitis, the importance of urgent treatment of the disease, and that prevention is available through vaccination against some forms of meningitis as part of its fourth annual World Meningitis Day.

Our goal is to stop meningitisworldwide.You can help us achieve this by doing four simple things in support of World Meningitis Day 2012:

  • View our video "If I'd Known Then What I Know Now"and share it with your family and friends.
  • Be part of a global movement to stop meningitis – Join Hands Against Meningitiswith people around the world to show your support for meningitis awareness and prevention and to help save lives. Show your support and help us to join 1 million hands against meningitis between now and World Meningitis Day 2013. Please encourage your family and friends to raise global awareness of meningitis so that together we can stop it worldwide.
  • Visit our list of local member organisationsto see if there is a World Meningitis Day event in your country that you can attend and support.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (soon to be launched) to have your say about why it's vital that the global community knows about meningitis and why we must work together to stop it.

Media Materials to support World Meningitis Day are also available below.

World Meningitis Day 2012 is proudly sponsored by Novartis and Pfizer.