World Meningitis Day

Sunday, 24 April 2016

World Meningitis Day is held every year on 24th April to raise awareness of meningitis, provide support for those living with the after-effects of the potentially devastating disease and to highlight the importance of vaccinations.

Every year more than 1.2 million people are affected by meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is the most severe and common form and it causes around 120,000 deaths globally every year. The World Meningitis Day aims to Join Hands Against Meningitis to tell governments worldwide they must make meningitis prevention a priority and ensure their communities have access to meningitis preventing vaccines for free!

The hashtag for the day is #joinhands

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