From Mirage News.
Emerge Australia, the national organisation providing support, information and advocacy for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), has received $370,000 in Federal funding to support its work.
It is the largest Federal funding that has been committed to a support organisation working in the ME/CFS space.
CEO of Emerge Australia, Dr Heidi Nicholl, welcomed the funding, saying it was a significant recognition of the serious impact of the condition, and the work needed to combat ME/CFS.
“We are delighted the Federal Department of Health is supporting our work with a funding commitment towards specific programs.
“The funding will help Emerge Australia make a difference in the lives of many ME/CFS sufferers,” Dr Nicholl said.
The Federal funding will be directed towards the following specific programs:
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a severe, complex, acquired illness. Symptoms can include issues with brain function, the gut, the immune, endocrine and cardiac systems.
It is estimated to affect 1% of the population, or approximately 240,000 Australians.
The condition is not well understood in the general community or in clinical professions. Finding appropriate treatment and management tools is often very difficult.
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