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WHAT IS WORLD ENCEPHALITIS DAY?
World Encephalitis Day on February 22 is a global awareness day where individuals and families affected by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) come together to shine a light on the condition.
It is led by the Encephalitis Society and is designed to celebrate and honour the millions of people affected by encephalitis across the world.
The sixth annual World Encephalitis Day in 2019 reached 49.5 million people in 189 countries through traditional and social media.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Seventy eight per cent of people across the world do not know what encephalitis is.*
This is something we MUST change to achieve our vision of a world which is aware of encephalitis, its consequences and the support available.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
We need you to help us in raising awareness of encephalitis on World Encephalitis Day on Friday, 22 February.
You are our most important resource. You have the power to help us bring about change and save lives.
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS
This project is also supported by a charitable donation from Pfizer Ltd.
You can help us move towards a world aware of encephalitis by making a £10 donation to support World Encephalitis Day today. Thank you. Donate Now
*All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 6,867 adults in the UK, USA, Germany, India and Australia. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th – 23rd July 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all adults (aged 18+).
Some facts and figures about encephalitis for World Encephalitis Day
Raise awareness by handing out official Put It On... Pass It On wristbands and telling people about encephalitis and what it means to you.
Wear something red on World Encephalitis Day to help us raise awareness
Take a look at how we celebrated World Encephalitis Day in years gone by
Take a look back at World Encephalitis Day 2019 on February 22