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Defeating Meningitis by 2030

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Let’s listen to Isabelle Deschamps, Head of Global Vaccines Public Affairs, on our commitment to defeat this disease.

We all know how devastating meningitis can be, and yet, progress in defeating meningitis lags behind than for other vaccine-preventable disease.

We kicked off the defeating meningitis roadmap, a WHO-led initiative bringing together worldwide partners around a shared vision: ‘a world free of meningitis’.

By 2030, the goals are to eliminate epidemics of bacterial meningitis – the most deadly form of the disease – and to reduce deaths by 70% and halve the number of cases. The organizations estimate that in total, the strategy could save more than 200,000 lives annually and significantly reduce disability caused by the disease. Here’s the details announcement from WHO, https://www.who.int/initiatives/defeating-meningitis-by-2030.

This strategy, the Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030, was launched by a broad coalition of partners involved in meningitis prevention and control at a virtual event, hosted by WHO in Geneva. Its focus is on preventing infections and improving care and diagnosis for those affected.

The fight against meningitis is part of our history. We’re extremely proud to lend our support to fighting this potentially devastating, but often preventable, disease.

 

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