Registered Charity No
The Myalgic Encephalopathy Association (MEA)
Registered Charity No 801279
Since 1978, the ME Association has developed expertise across post-infectious illnesses - particularly Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome, and now Long Covid.
With around 250,000 or more ME, CFS & PVFS sufferers in the UK, and their carers, plus a similar number of Long Covid sufferers who have indistinguishable symptoms and tend towards chronicity, this is a very large patient population, the majority of whom range from significantly to very severely affected.
After more than 50 years of resistance to recognising these patients and developing effective treatments to help manage their condition, last year NICE finally published reasonable guidance on good practice, and we are working to get tha properly implemented across UK health and care services.
At the same time, we continue to directly fund what research we can, while pressing for full-scale research funding by government agencies.
By you playing The ME Association Lottery, we can reach more people affected by these devastating medical conditions. Thank you.