Developing a global action plan to defeat meningitis

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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)

The event

This article was live. Explore below for snapshot summaries of each days' discussion!

The build up

Day 1

Session 1. The meningitis story today

Session 2. The meningitis story in 2030

A summary of the day's discussion

Day 2

Session 4. Improving prevention through vaccines

Session 5. Challenges and opportunities for improving vaccination programmes

Session 7. Improving diagnosis and treatment

Day 3

Session 10. Improving engagement, support and information for people and patients

Session 12. The vision for 2030: the start of an action plan

What's your vision for Meningitis in 2030?

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.

How do we defeat meningitis by 2030?