Be part of the World ME Day 2024 campaign film

As we approach World ME Day 2024, WAMES and the World ME Alliance (WMEA) invites you to be a part of a new short film that aims to shed light on the reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

The World Health Organization recognized ME 55 years ago, yet any treatment remains elusive, and millions more are now grappling with the aftermath of ME triggered by COVID-19. This global health crisis demands attention, and we need your voice to make a difference.

Take Part
Send us a short video of yourself reading out the script below.

This script has been developed by people with ME across four countries. We’ll join your videos together into one campaign film, to reach others and demonstrate that ME is a truly global health crisis. We’ll then use this to call on individuals, organisations and countries to join together as a #GlobalVoiceForME advocating for change.

Script for your video

“It’s 55 years since the World Health Organization officially recognised Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

But there is still no cure. No treatments. And millions more are developing ME triggered by COVID-19.

Today, we estimate 55 million individuals worldwide are living with the debilitating effects of ME.

We demand recognition, research, and respect.

I am a [person with ME/ doctor/ researcher/ carer/ friend/ advocate/ family member/ nurse/ charity worker etc – tell us your relation to ME]

I am from [your country]

This is a global health crisis.

Take action with us for World ME Day.

Together, we are a Global Voice for ME.”

Severe ME – alternative participation
If it is difficult or impossible for you to read out a script, we still want you to participate. If you can, please upload a 5 second video of yourself looking directly into the camera. You don’t need to say anything.

We then aim to include this in the final cut, with subtitles that read “Many are too sick to speak”

Find out how to upload your video

The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2024

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