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World Encephalitis Day is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis.
Founded by The Encephalitis Society in 2014, it is held on February 22 each year and has reached over 186 million people through media features, events and social media.
It is our hope that it will play a leading role in our mission to increase global awareness of encephalitis and therefore saving lives and building better futures.
For this year's Lights Camera Action campaign we are lighting up over 90 global landmarks around the world and encouraging supporters to go #Red4WED by wearing red on Monday, 22nd February, and telling people about why it is important more people know about encephalitis.
World Encephalitis Day through the years
Encephalitis facts and figures
Become a free member of the Encephalitis Society and find out more about our work and receive all the latest news on campaigns such as World Encephalitis Day, Encephalitis Research Month, member events and our newsletters.
Make a donation and help to secure our future so we can help those who need our help and continue to raise awareness and fund research into encephalitis.
Share social media posts about World Encephalitis Day to help us raise awareness. Search for #WorldEncephalitisDay and #Red4WED on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
Thank you for your support!
This project is supported by a charitable donation from Pfizer Ltd
Sanofi Pasteur UK has provided financial contribution towards this project but has had no input into the content and/or materials
Help us to light up a landmark red for World Encephalitis Day on 22nd February 2021
Find out how you can go #Red4WED on World Encephalitis Day
Some of the other ways you can get involved with World Encephalitis Day.