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World ME Alliance highlight crucial gaps in WHO report

January 26, 2023

Yesterday, we joined the World ME Alliance in writing to Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of the WHO Noncommunicable Diseases Department, to request greater acknowledgement of the distinct stigma and access barriers facing people with energy limiting disabilities following the newly released Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities.

The letter is signed by 21 #MECFS organisations from across the world, with Sonya Chowdhury our CEO and Co-Chair of the World ME Alliance as a signatory to the letter. We are hopeful that the WHO will engage with us to achieve better awareness of energy-limiting disabilities in their work going forward.

You can read the full letter here to find out the recommendations we make to ensure this stigmatised group is not further left behind.