We are thrilled to announce that Millions Missing Mexico, a voluntary organisation dedicated to raising awareness about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and supporting patients, has joined the World ME Alliance as its 22nd member and the first member from Latin America.
Millions Missing Mexico was founded in 2018 by a group of ME patients and their caregivers who were frustrated by the lack of knowledge and resources available in Mexico for people living with ME. The organisation’s mission is to raise awareness about ME and advocate for better care, treatment, and research for patients in Mexico.
Since its inception, Millions Missing Mexico has been working to raise awareness of ME through a variety of initiatives, including demonstrations, social media campaigns, and the development of educational materials. They have also been active in advocating for better care and treatment for ME patients. This includes translating information on ME into Spanish, to bring high quality guidance on care and managing the disease to the global Spanish speaking community.
“We are honoured to join the World ME Alliance and be part of a global community of organisations dedicated to supporting people with ME,” said María Richardson, co-founder of Millions Missing Mexico. “We hope that by joining forces with the World ME Alliance, we can help to raise awareness of ME in Mexico and work towards better care and treatment for patients.”
The addition of Millions Missing Mexico to the World ME Alliance marks an important milestone for the Alliance, as it expands its reach into Latin America and strengthens its efforts to improve the lives of ME patients worldwide. With its vast network of patient groups, the World ME Alliance is uniquely positioned to drive global advocacy efforts and support research into ME.
“We are delighted to welcome Millions Missing Mexico to the World ME Alliance,” said Sian Leary, Head of Advocacy and Communications at the World ME Alliance. “They are passionate and dedicated to raising awareness of ME and advocating for better care and treatment for patients in Mexico. We look forward to working closely with them to drive global advocacy efforts and support research into ME.”
We are excited to see what the future holds for the partnership between Millions Missing Mexico and the World ME Alliance and are hopeful that together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of ME patients around the world.
We continue to look for more national ME organisations to join the World ME Alliance – if you are interested in finding out more look here.