Together, we are battling a global health crisis


With your support, we will be a #GlobalVoiceForME

This year marks the 55th anniversary since the World Health Organization (WHO) officially acknowledged ME as a neurological condition, highlighting the urgency of addressing this global health crisis.

In recent times, the landscape of ME has evolved, with COVID-19 triggering a surge in the numbers of individuals affected by ME.

Today, we estimate that more than 55 million individuals worldwide (maybe up to 110 million) are living with the debilitating effects of this condition. Amidst these escalating numbers, WAMES and other member organisations of the World ME Alliance are actively joining forces, amplifying our support for initiatives that seek to address the multifaceted impact of ME on individuals and communities alike.

Bring your voice to building change together!

  • 55 years since the World Health Organization (WHO) officially acknowledged ME as a neurological illness
  • 55 million upwards now have ME following the COVID pandemic
  • no diagnostic test, no cure, no universal treatment
  • international cooperation needed to forge a breakthrough!
  • we ask the WHO and countries round the world to support #WorldMEDay and take action!

Make a poster declaring yourself as a #GlobalVoiceForME to share on social media.  Read the stories from people around the world

Make a twibbon for use on X

Bridging borders online event 10 May 2024 Find out what advocates round the world are doing to raise awareness of ME

Invite the UK WHO rep to be a #GlobalVoiceForME

Share the World ME film – to be posted on 12 May

Share the ME factsheet – English, Cymraeg, other languages

Press release: Unveiling the Global ME crisis

#WorldMEday    #GlobalVoiceForME


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