IAFME is a formal collaboration between national organizations representing patients with ME. IAFME’s purpose is to encourage an appropriate public health response from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Member States to meet the needs of people living with ME in all countries around the world. IAFME has 12 organizations as members and has been formally constituted through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which lays down the governance and rules of functioning. The secretariat of IAFME is based in Geneva.
A world without Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Individually and collectively Alliance organizations seeks to improve the lives of people living with ME notably by advocating for an appropriate public health response from the World Health Organization (WHO) ans its Member States through a global advocacy movement on behalf of people affected by ME.
IAFME’s values align with well established principles of global health:
Action CIND | Canada
Action for M.E. | United Kingdom
The American ME and CFS Society (AMMES) | United States
Associated New Zealand ME Society | New Zealand
Emerge Australia | Australia
Forward ME (a House of Lors-led collaboration of ten ME charities) | United Kingdom
Japan ME Association | Japan
ME CFS Foundation South Africa | South Africa
Plataforma Familiars FM-SFC-SQM | Spain
Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support | United Kingdom