Developing a global action plan to defeat meningitis
This Shorthand Social story was Live. This story provides a visual and interactive overview of the immediate outcomes from this event. This story was written as the event unfolded with Tweets, video, images and audio.
How do we defeat meningitis by 2030?
Major progress has been made in reducing meningitis in the past 20 years, but a more ambitious and coordinated effort is needed to defeat meningitis.
The UN-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include the aim 'affordable vaccines and medicines for all'. This provides the opportunity to look ahead to 2030 and ask: what is the vision for defeating meningitis by 2030 and how do we get there?
Held in association with the Meningitis Research Foundation, this dialogue meeting was deliberately designed as an opportunity for global experts on various aspects of meningitis, health systems and patient advocacy to collectively think about long term goals towards defeating meningitis by 2030.
Link to data: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.179 (WHO)
This article was live. Explore below for snapshot summaries of each days' discussion!
The build up
Session 1. The meningitis story today
Session 2. The meningitis story in 2030
A summary of the day's discussion
Session 4. Improving prevention through vaccines
Session 5. Challenges and opportunities for improving vaccination programmes
Session 7. Improving diagnosis and treatment
Session 10. Improving engagement, support and information for people and patients
Session 12. The vision for 2030: the start of an action plan
Our participant's vision for Meningitis in 2030
We asked our participants about their vision for Meningitis in 2030 and how the discussions held at our event might help achieve it.