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Portraits highlight resilience of meningitis survivors

Anne Geddes portraits highlight resilience of meningitis survivors and honour those who have lost their lives

Free eBook launched on World Meningitis Day

After conducting photo shoots in Australia, London and Toronto, Anne Geddes has compiled images of meningococcal survivors into a beautiful eBook entitled ‘Protecting our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease’.

This stunning Anne Geddes image collection includes participants from around the world and is available as a free eBook from today, World Meningitis Day, 24 April 2014.

The following link will take you directly to the eBook:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/protecting-our-tomorrows/id843351185?ls=1&mt=11

This unique partnership between Anne Geddes, the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) and Novartis, is a global initiative to raise awareness among parents of the threat of meningococcal disease and the importance of its prevention.

“As a photographer and mother, it was incredibly moving to meet these young people and see firsthand the impact that meningococcal disease has had on their lives,” says Anne Geddes, “I feel privileged to be joining these survivors and their families, not just to raise awareness, but to highlight their powerful stories of resilience and also honour those who have tragically lost their lives to the disease”.

The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand is a member of CoMO, uniting us with 43 other member organisations across 28 countries in a global effort to prevent meningitis. Information about the Meningitis Foundation is available at www.meningitis.org.nz or www.facebook.com/MeningitisFoundationNZ.

Once again, we are joining with CoMO to encourage governments worldwide to include meningitis-preventing vaccines in their country’s National Immunisation Programme. Help us protect families and reduce the number of people affected by meningitis by registering your support for this global effort at www.comomeningitis.org today!

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