The ME CFS Foundation South Africa (non profit organisation) has been founded to address the need of people with the debilitating illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Patients often live in isolation as many misconceptions still exist. Symptoms include extreme mental & physical exhaustion, memory & concentration problems, muscle & joint pain, sleep disturbances, dizziness, sensitivities to chemicals, sounds and lights, etc. There is no cure yet, however, symptomatic treatment can improve quality of life. Some patients become bedbound, others are housebound, and some die from it. The illness varies in severity & doesn’t discriminate against age, race, sex, socio economic class, etc. Most patients have to stop working and experience serious financial distress. Objectives of the Foundation are to raise funds for
(a) Raising awareness of ME/CFS
(b) Providing healthcare services for those who cannot afford them;
(c) Advocating for the rights and interests of persons living with ME/CFS.
NPC – 2015/394378/08
Cell nr: 082 444 7247
Fax nr: 086 509 8602