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Overview

The National Meningitis Association, Inc. (NMA) is a national non-profit charity founded in July, 2002. The primary goal of NMA is to educate and increase awareness of meningococcal disease. The founding members were personally affected by the tragedy of meningococcal disease.

NMA’s mission is to educate families, medical professionals and others about bacterial meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease. 

In particular, NMA is focused on raising awareness and protection among adolescents and young adults, many of whom can be protected through education and vaccination efforts.


Our Goals

> To help ensure every child is offered protection from meningococcal disease through vaccination programs;

> To help educate families, medical professionals, and others about the dangers of bacterial meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease;

> To support research and development of improved meningitis vaccines;

> To support research and development of improved treatments for patients stricken by meningitis;

> To assist families dealing with, and survivors of, meningococcal disease.

The National Meningitis Association Annual Report and IRS tax return are available upon written request.