YouthView: Understanding risk behaviours for meningitis among young people
While meningococcal meningitis is relatively uncommon, it is unpredictable, may progress very rapidly and can lead to death in as little as 24 hours of first symptoms.<sup>1,2</sup>
According to one study, the bacteria that can cause the disease are carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx of up to almost one in four (24%) 19-year-olds; although for most it will not cause the disease.<sup>3</sup>
Women & Water: A Ripple Effect
In 2017-2018, Ipsos and the Water & Development Alliance (WADA) conducted a study to map the hypothesized direct gendered impacts (“women and water”) and the pathways to indirect empowerment impacts (“the ripple effect”) of water programming, and to collect primary data to assess whether these hypotheses can be supported.