World Meningitis Day

World Meningitis Day

World Meningitis Day is on the 5th of October

and we were delighted to be joined by millions of people around the world to raise awareness of meningitis, a disease that can tragically take a life in under 24 hours. The campaign date is different from previous years; you can read our official announcement explaining why this year is different here.

 

We look forward to commemorating the next World Meningitis Day with you all on 5th October, 2022! If you can’t wait and want to get involved in the fight to defeat meningitis now, learn more about how to become a memberor feel free to contact us at info@comomeningitis.org.

  1. Claim: Out of all countries in the world, estimates suggest Ethiopia has the 4th highest number of deaths due to meningitis. Source:www.meningitis.org/mpt, tracking progress tab, IHME estimates for deaths place Ethiopia fourth place.
  2. Claim: There have been 2,066 cases suspected bacterial meningitis cases reported so far this year. Source:www.meningitis.org/mpt, surveillance tab, Cumulative Cases: 2,066 from weeks 01-17 2022.
  3. Claim: But global health modellers estimate that there could be more than 100,000 cases of bacterial and viral meningitis per year in the country. Source:www.meningitis.org/mpt, cases and deaths tab, IHME data claiming there were an estimated 116,906 total cases of meningitis in 2019.
  4. Claim: Estimates suggest there were 320,414 cases of meningitis and neonatal sepsis in 2019. Source:www.meningitis.org/mpt, cases and death tab,  IHME data claiming there were an estimated 320,414 cases of meningitis and neonatal sepsis in 2019.
  5. Claim: Estimates suggest there were 25,196 deaths due to meningitis and neonatal sepsis in one year. Source:www.meningitis.org/mpt, cases and death tab,  IHME data claiming there were an estimated 25,196 deaths due to meningitis and neonatal sepsis in 2019.

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