Every SECOND counts. If you suspect meningitis, GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. Call or see your doctor / Call an ambulance / Get to a hospital.

Our Key Objectives

The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand strives to educate New Zealanders and raise their awareness of meningitis, promoting its prevention and control by;

  • Providing timely, accurate and credible information and educational resources to the general public and healthcare professionals.

  • Providing a forum for friends and families affected by meningitis to connect and share their stories for mutual support and ongoing awareness of the reality of the disease.

  • Being an active voice to support public health policy and the introduction of further vaccines to high risk groups.

  • Supporting an increase in vaccination rates to improve New Zealand’s record for protecting children.

Disclaimer - The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand promotes the prevention, control and awareness of meningitis. It is not a professional medical authority. The text on this website provides general information about meningitis and septicaemia, not medical advice. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of these diseases. Please consult your doctor to discuss the information or if you are concerned someone may be ill.

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