Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030
The World Health Organization released the Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030 recently. It is the first-ever global strategy to counter meningitis, which results in large number of deaths every year. The comprehensive strategy focuses on prevention, care and diagnosis for those effected by the infection.
The roadmap aims to eliminate epidemics of the bacterial meningitis (the most fatal form of the disease) and reduce deaths by 70 per cent and halve the number of cases. It is expected to save 2 lakh lives each year and significantly reduce disabilities caused by the infection.