Foundation is a national registered charity established in
1989. From small beginnings, the Foundation has grown into
an international charity at the forefront of fighting death
and disability resulting from meningitis and septicaemia.
Since the charity's inception, thousands of people have become
members of the Foundation, working together to help us achieve
our vision of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.
The charity's staff are located at offices in Bristol (registered
office), Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh and work to achieve
the charity's objects in a professional and effective way.
The Foundation's Chief Executive is Denise Vaughan.
Aims and Objectives
Our Vision and Mission
Meningitis Research Foundation's vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.
The charity funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and to improve survival rates and outcomes. The Foundation promotes education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and gives support to people affected.
The Foundation's Charitable Objects
The need for the Foundation
- To promote research into the causes and treatment of all forms of meningitis and associated infections
- To promote the dissemination of knowledge gained by such research
- To advance the education of the public in the causes, treatment and prevention of meningitis and associated infections
- To help relieve the distress to individuals and families caused by death and damage through meningitis and associated infections
Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours. People who recover may be left with permanent disabilities or a range of after effects that dramatically alter their lives. Disabilities include brain damage, sensory disabilities, amputations and a range of non-specific after-effects, permanent and temporary.
Meningitis and septicaemia can, however, often be successfully treated if identified in time.