Co-ordinator for Europe and Africa - COMO, SPAIN
Elena Moya is a survivor of meningococcal meningitis, contracted at the age of 4. She fully recovered without secuelae. Because she feels that it is extraordinary to be here, she is very concerned about this disease. For the rest of her life, Elena will work to tell other families about the disease, to get their children vaccinated and to rush to the closest hospital as soon as they recognise the symptoms.
She is a philologist and has been working for more than 25 years as a teacher of Spanish and French Literature. Since 2008, Elena is a member of CoMO (Confederation of Meningitis Organisations) and now she coordinates the African and European region. She is also the Vice President of the AEM ( Asociación Española contra la Meningitis), unique association that fights against this disease in Spain. Now she plays a critical role in building awareness of meningitis across Spain through her visits to schools, hospitals, ministers, clinics .