The Australian Parliament is asking for public submissions into chronic disease prevention and management in primary health care. This is our opportunity to write to them and ask them to fund research into M.E. and cater for severely ill patients who require home care, visits and support from medical professionals.
Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council has spent $2.1 million on research since 2000 (according to figures in a to me letter from Health Minister, Susan Ley 2015), which is around $130k a year. This is not enough!
94,000 people in Australia suffer and $4 billion in lost earnings warrants more action! The deadline for submissions is Friday, 31 July 2015.
Please make a submission if you can.
In August, we shared with you that we and six other ME/CFS organizations had submitted a proposal to the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) to fix the coding of ME/CFS in the US International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM). Today, we are writing with an update on that proposal and asking that you sign the