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World Encephalitis Day on Wednesday, the 22nd of February, is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis.
Since its launch ten years ago, it has reached over 295 million people through media features, events and social media.
Working alongside other partner organisations such as Encephalitis411, it is our hope that World Encephalitis Day will play a leading role in our mission to increase global awareness of encephalitis and therefore saving lives and building better futures.
World Encephalitis Day through the years
There are three main ways you can help us on World Encephalitis Day 2023.
Go #Red4WED - On World Encephalitis Day, we ask supporters to wear something red and share photographs on their social media accounts. Find Out More
BrainWalk - Why not join our BrainWalk fundraising challenge and walk, jog, or run as many steps as you can during February? Find out More
Light up a Landmark - We are aiming to light up landmarks around the world for World Encephalitis Day on the 22nd February. Can you help? Get Involved
Here are five facts about encephalitis:
Encephalitis facts and figures
Take part in BrainWalk this February and support World Encephalitis Day
Some people affected by encephalitis may experience changes to their mental health. Help is available. With the right support, things can get better.
Wear something red on World Encephalitis Day to help us raise awareness
We asked you to share your songs for our special World Encephalitis Day 2023 music playlist - here's what you chose
Whether it is wearing red, taking part in BrainWalk or helping us to recruit new members, here are three simple ways you can get involved with World Encephalitis Day 2023
The Encephalitis Society is proud to be delivering this year's World Encephalitis Day in collaboration with several generous corporate supporters.
Resources to help you with fundraising and raising awareness of World Encephalitis Day 2023
Read, watch and listen to all the World Encephalitis Day 2023 interviews, news and blogs