#MEAction is proud to be a founding member of the World ME Alliance, a coalition of national ME/CFS organisations, which announces today a major name change and rebrand from the International Alliance for ME.
To modernise and promote its unique role, the World ME Alliance is launching a new website, with a new name, logo, and branding.
The Alliance is the only organisation in the world to bring together national ME/CFS organisations, enabling collaboration and supporting the realisation of collective power and goals.
This re-launch comes at an important time for ME/CFS globally. Long COVID has shone a light on post-viral disease that has long been missing. Other developments around ME/CFS, such as new guidance published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings and the UK’s much-anticipated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline, will have an impact that reverberates around many countries.
Sonya Chowdhury, chair of the World ME Alliance, tells us: “Our new website, name, logo and brand will help place us at the fore of international discussions around ME/CFS and other post-viral illnesses. ME/CFS is a global health crisis, with hundreds of thousands more now being diagnosed with this illness and other post-viral illnesses in the wake of COVID-19. By working collaboratively, we can expose the devastating impact of these illnesses, and begin to do justice to those desperately in need of research and care.”
The Alliance is currently made up of member organisations from countries including the UK, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Wales, New Zealand, and the US. As part of its next steps, it is looking to bring in more organisations to help shape its future.
The World ME Alliance, formerly the International Alliance for ME, creates a dedicated space for national ME/CFS organisation leaders to share the knowledge, experience, and challenges they face in their countries. It also focuses on advocacy on an international stage – with a particular aim of targeting the World Health Organization to bring greater focus to post-viral illness.
Through global collaboration, we can learn from each other and enact greater change for people with ME.
Find out more at: www.worldmealliance.org o
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