While it has been a few months since we distributed our last newsletter we are pleased to report that we have been very busy as we continue our meningitis and meningococcal awareness raising activities and vaccine lobbying for our community.
As you would be aware we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary and have had a number of events including a Government House reception in May. Further to this event we have completed a new 3 Year Strategic Plan and launched our campaign for the vaccination of 15-19 year olds against the ACWY meningococcal strains. We are working with WA Health over the next six months on this important project. Our work has also included discussions with the Pharmacy Guild of WA and the State Government to make this vaccine more accessible across our vast state.
Our Board has also welcomed Sarah Johnston, Vicki Hobbs and Dr Catherine Gangell to our ranks and we look forward to their ongoing contributions as we tackle a wide range of matters in our new strategic plan.
Finally we are all pleased to welcome our Founding Supporters Group members and extend our sincere thanks for the financial and networking support members have provided. Your support has enabled us to add to our efforts with tackling meningitis and meningococcal head on and for us to maintain our state wide work for all West Australians.
So as you can and will see we have a lot on the go even after 25 years of work. These diseases don't stand still and every second counts when fighting them.
We value your support highly and we hope you enjoy the journey with us as we make WA a safer place to live !
Bruce Langoulant Chairman Meningitis Centre Australia