World ME Day

Become a #GlobalVoiceForME

Together, we are battling a global health crisis.

This year marks the 55th anniversary since the World Health Organization (WHO) officially acknowledged ME, highlighting the urgency of addressing this global health crisis. 

In recent times, the landscape of ME has evolved with COVID-19 triggering a surge in the numbers of individuals affected by ME. Today, we estimate that more than 55 million individuals worldwide are living with the debilitating effects of this condition. Amidst these escalating numbers, member organisations of the World ME Alliance are actively joining forces, amplifying their support for initiatives that seek to address the multifaceted impact of ME on individuals and communities alike.

With your support, we will be a #GlobalVoiceForME.

Why should you become a #GlobalVoiceForME?

ME knows no borders, and neither should our efforts to combat it. It is crucial that we work around the world to address this crisis.

COVID-19 continues to trigger a surge in the number of people affected by ME. Your voice is vital to ensuring this is addressed.

By fostering international cooperation, sharing research findings, and building recognition in every nation, we can pave the way for advancements in ME understanding and treatment.

Our goal is a world without ME.

Never underestimate the power of a share…

ME is a global health crisis. And millions more are getting sick following #COVID19. Will you become a #GlobalVoiceForME on #WorldMEDay this May 12th?

Find out more at worldmeday.org

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Take action!

As we get closer to May 12th, we will be sharing actions you can take to become a #GlobalVoiceForME. Keep your eyes peeled for more, and in the meantime, learn about ME with some of the brilliant resources we have available!

More coming soon…

Make a poster to show you are a #GlobalVoiceForME

Add your photo to become a #GlobalVoiceForME.

Download your poster to share on social media, and you might be exhibited on our World ME Day 2023 gallery!

Read, share or print the ME Factsheet

Learn about what happens when you push through ME

Resources

Right click, or tap and hold, the image you wish to use then click “save as” or “download”.


Right click, or tap and hold, the image you wish to use then click “save as” or “download”.

Create you own custom poster using one our our templates.


Check out our guide to pitching your story to local press.

If you have more ideas of what we can produce to help make World ME Day a success then contact us and we’ll see if we can assist.

World ME Day News

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  • Around the world for World ME Day 2023!

    Around the world for World ME Day 2023!


    World ME Day takes place on May 12th to raise awareness of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a debilitating and often misunderstood illness. This year, organizations from around the world have come together to host events and activities to support those living with ME and promote understanding and action on a global scale. Find out what’s happening…

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Check out our previous campaign videos and interviews

World ME Day is coordinated by the World ME Alliance and its members.

By focusing on a single day and collaborating across many organisations, we aim to maximise our collective power.