About us

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Losing a child is the worst thing a parent can experience. We lost our beloved son Mathias in a meningococcal infection in the summer of 2019. Just a few weeks before he would turn 18 years old. For those of us who did not know about meningococci before, the rapid process became extremely dramatic and left us in a severe shock with many unanswered questions.

As part of the mourning work, I began to search for information about the disease and then discovered how difficult it was to find relevant one. I therefore started Meningokockfonden. Both in memory of Mathias but also to inform about the disease and that there is actually a well-functioning vaccine.

Today, there is a lack of knowledge about why only some people suffer from a serious illness. Through fundraisers and contributions to the fund, we can participate and financially support research in the area.

The goal of my work is that no other mother should have to go through what I myself have done.

In September 2020, the Meningococcal Foundation became a full member of the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations (CoMO). This is something I am really proud of and who wants to give us even more opportunities to spread information and continue our important work towards defeating meningococci. Both diseases can have an extremely rapid course with a severely affected general condition. It is therefore of the utmost importance to know the symptoms in order to be able to receive life-saving care quickly.

Christine Bennborn
Founder and chairman of the Meningokockfonden \

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