Chronic Pain and Fatigue Trust Launches in New Zealand
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers around the world are looking forward to May 12th 2012 for their international awareness day.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
#1 May 9, 2012
AS the National organisation for ME in New Zealand ( ANZMES) we congratulate the CPFT on their launch. ANZMES is Associated New Zealand ME Societies has been the National body for ME/Chronic Fatigue syndrome in New Zealand. for over 32 years now and still continues to be the National Body. ANZMES was started in 1980 and we have medical Doctors as part of our organisation and representatives on our committee from the main support groups around New Zealand. ANZMES has over 32 information sheets written mainly be our medical adviser Dr Vallings that are available and we also produce an excellent magazine quarterly called Meeting Place. ANZMES recently helped Open Door produce a documentary on ME in New Zealand. ANZMES has also donated money and is working in with Prof Warren Tates group setting up a blood bank in New Zealand and looking at research in biomarkers. ANZMES have been inviting ME specialist such as Prof Nancy Klimas, Dr Charles Lapp to NZ over the last few years and they have been taking educational seminars throughout NZ for support groups and Medical professionals. ANZMES committee member Wendy Matthews along with support from ANZMES committee has been catalyst for the petition that has recently was taken to Parliament with concerns on ME/CFS. Lobbying has continued from ANZMES committee members on home help, WINZ and other areas of concern to the NZ ME community.
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