The National Meningitis Association, Inc. (NMA) is a nonprofit organization with a mission is to educate families, medical professionals and others about bacterial meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease. The primary goal of NMA is to increase protection from meningitis and meningococcal disease. NMA was founded to (1) support research and development of improved meningitis vaccines; (2) support research and development of improved treatments for patients stricken by meningitis; and (3) provide support for families and survivors of meningococcal meningitis and meningococcemia. 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.
The Association publishes education materials on meningococcal meningitis (e.g., transmission, symptoms, and incidence) and how it can be prevented.
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