We need you to help us defeat meningitis.
Your views will help develop the World Health Organization’s global plan that will tell governments what is needed by people at risk of or affected by meningitis – including group B Strep meningitis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and other major health organisations behind a new global plan to defeat meningitis are inviting the public to have their say to help shape the plan.
Click here to take our survey
Group B Strep infects at least 320,000 babies aged 0-90 days each year and meningitis affects more than 5 million people globally each year. While global rates of meningitis have fallen by 53% between 1990 and 2017, this is lower than other vaccine-preventable diseases (70-90%). And, of course, as yet, there is no vaccine against group B Strep.
This needs to change. Your voice is vital.
There are two ways to get involved:
1. If you are short of time, you can fill out our quick survey here, telling us the one thing you would prioritise to help defeat group B Strep meningitis and sepsis, or
2. You can take part in the full World Health Organization Consultation – click here (and more details below).
World Health Organization (WHO) Consultation
The draft Global Roadmap for Defeating Meningitis by 2030 has been posted on the WHO website for public consultation and comment, until Friday, 26 July 2019.
A global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030 is being developed by a WHO-led multi-organisation partnership assembled into a Technical Taskforce. Group B Strep Support is part of that Taskforce. The roadmap defines the Vision and Strategic Framework around which future priority efforts with 5 key areas:
- Prevention and Epidemic Control
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Disease Surveillance
- Support and Care for people affected by meningitis and
- Advocacy and Engagement.
The draft is the result of preliminary consultations with a wide range of stakeholders and experts.
All comments received by the published deadline (Friday, 26 July 2019) will be considered in the preparation of the next version of the roadmap and will guide the development of this global strategy.