ME/CFS Australia Ltd is working to improve the lives of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), a complex and very debilitating illness which affects the neurological, endocrine and immune systems.
Up to 250,000 Australians have ME/CFS with one quarter of those bed-ridden or housebound. Sadly, many ME/CFS sufferers are hidden away behind closed doors - unable to participate in the workforce, community, family and social life,
We need your help to continue vital work to improve the situation and provide better support for ME/CFS sufferers and their families nationwide.
ME/CFS affects people of all ages from children to the elderly and can strike without warning. There is still no cure.
More money needs to be channelled into:
raising awareness of the disease and providing information on how to better manage symptoms, live with it and minimise decline
research into the disease
advocacy to fix various support issues facing people with ME/CFS
peer to peer and patient support through our relationships with state ME/CFS support organisations and nationally
upgrading outdated clinical guidelines and training GPs in internationally accepted diagnosis and symptom management
With your help, we can give people with ME/CFS hope, updated information resources and advocate for much needed change.