Welcome to ME/CFS Australia (Victoria)
ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to providing information, support and advocacy for the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome community in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Vision: universal acknowledgement of ME/CFS as a medical condition
Mission: to support, provide information and advocacy for people associated with ME/CFS
"[With ME/CFS] the patient's activity level is reduced by approximately 50% or more. Some patients are housebound or bedridden and dependent on others for their daily care. ME/CFS is "actually more debilitating than most other medical problems in the world" including patients undergoing chemotherapy and HIV/AIDS patients.."
Curruthers, B & van de Sande, M (2005) 'Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A clinical case definition and guidelines for medical practitioners, an overview.Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is classified as a Neurological disorder - ICD 10, G.93.3 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) 1969