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IAME's letter to the WHO for M.E. Awareness Day

May 12, 2018

The International Alliance for M.E. (IAME), based in Geneva, is a collaboration between M.E. organisations across the world, including Action for M.E. and Forward ME, led by the Countess of Mar.

Following its #MillionsMissing protest at the Place de Nations in Geneva - you can see images from this on Facebook and Twitter - the IAME has written to the Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to ask for a meeting.

As we set out in our letter, sent on the eve of M.E. Awareness Day 2018, we want to "highlight the serious and significant impact of this often unrecognised condition, and explain why we are seeking urgent national and international action to increase research on the condition and ease the suffering of patients around the world." 

You can read the letter in full here.

As well as supporting the IAME's event in Geneva, Action for M.E. is also attending the #MillionsMissing protest in Bristol, and sharing stories, films and images online to join the global call for M.E. health equality.