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World Meningitis Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1777: tabled on 27 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes World Meningitis Day which was celebrated on 24 April; highlights that the World Health Organization approved the first ever global roadmap in an attempt to defeat meningitis by 2030; notes that despite the production of five different vaccines and the fact that eradicating that awful disease is getting closer, it is still expected that 8000 people will lose their life to meningitis in 2021; and calls on the Government to clarify what steps will be taken to fund research and support survivors of meningitis and further raise awareness of the symptoms of meningitis in its work to defeat meningitis in the UK.