World Encephalitis Day 2024 – how to get involved

We are now a matter of hours away from World Encephalitis Day 2024.

Over the past six months, the Encephalitis International team have devoted hundreds of hours to our annual campaign in the hopes of raising awareness of encephalitis.

Here are a few ways you can get involved on Thursday, 22nd February.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Social Media

Go #Red4WED

We would love you to wear something red and share your photographs on your social media channels.

Please make sure to tag in our social media channels wherever possible and use the campaign hashtags, #WorldEncephalitisDay, #encephalitis, and #Red4WED.

You can find us on Twitter/X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.

Suggested social media post:


Today I am going #Red4WED to raise awareness of #encephalitis and #WorldEncephalitisDay.

This devastating brain condition affects one person every minute.

Please visit for more information



Visit a landmark which is going #Red4WED

There are nearly 200 landmarks in 25 countries which will be lighting up red on Thursday.

Why not see if there is one near to where you live and visit in that evening?

You could take a photo or video and share it on your social media channels?

Suggested social media post:


This evening the (name of building/landmark) in (town/city) is going #Red4WED to raise awareness of #encephalitis this #WorldEncephalitisDay.

This devastating brain condition affects 500,000 people globally each year.

For more information, visit


See the full list of landmarks that are going #Red4WED

Five Facts

Of course, not everyone likes to share their photographs online. If you are camera shy, but have a social media account, you can always download one of our Five Facts images and share that instead.

Our Five Facts images can be found on our World Encephalitis Day assets page

Suggested social media post:


What is #encephalitis? Here are five facts about this devastating brain condition on #WorldEncephalitisDay.

Please share and help to raise awareness.



Share our social posts

We will be posting and sharing social media posts throughout the day.

If you are pushed for time, but still want to support us, why not share one of our posts as a way of raising awareness.

You can find us on Twitter/X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.


Make a donation

Early recognition and treatment can prevent death and disability from encephalitis and there is a need to develop better, accessible training opportunities on encephalitis for medical professionals across the world.

That is the focus of our World Encephalitis Day 2024 appeal which is aiming to raise £40,000 towards providing training opportunities for medical professionals around the world on the early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis.

Donate Today


Join our online meeting

On Thursday at 8pm GMT, we will be holding a special online World Encephalitis Day gathering. This will be a fun hour spent in the company of members of the Encephalitis International team and supporters from all over the world. Why not come and visit us for a while and tell us what you have been doing on World Encephalitis Day.

Sign up now!


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Last Modified: 19 February 2024
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