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World Meningitis Day
April 24, 2017
CoMO are responsible for organising World Meningitis day on the 24th of April each year. This is a great opportunity for people all over the world to raise their voices for meningitis, through telling patient stories, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and increasing knowledge of available vaccines.
We are delighted to announce that the theme for 2017 is ’24 Hours – Trust your instincts’
This year, our key messages of the campaign are:
- Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that affects more than 1 million people worldwide each year
- Meningitis can affect people of all ages and cause death within 24 hours
- Some forms of meningitis are vaccine preventable
- Don’t wait until it threatens the life of someone you care about, learn what to look for and trust your instincts