Funding for Chronic Fatigue
$3million of federal government funding is earmarked for research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
At PIM we have seen many patients suffering from this condition, and more research into its causes and potential treatments is very welcome news.
More than 240,000 Australians have some form of ME/CFS and funding for research so far has been hard to come by.
The $3million is a fraction of the $15million of biomedical research funding sought by ME Australia, but Health Minister Greg Hunt said he is confident of finding more money for biomedical research into ME/CFS.
Brett Lidbury, Associate Professor at the Australian National University’s National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, said that Australian researchers have already established themselves as leaders in the field, in spite of low levels of funding support. “This significant Federal funding is recognition of these achievements, and overdue recognition of the “missing” patients and families who have patiently lobbied and counselled the wider community on this overlooked disease,” Lidbury said.
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