A global campaign for ME health equality
May 5-12, 2019
#MillionsMissing is a global campaign for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) health equality. We rally around the world for increased government funding for research, clinical trials, medical education and public awareness.
ME (commonly known as "chronic fatigue syndrome") is a systemic neuroimmune disease characterized by post-exertional malaise (a severe worsening of symptoms after even minimal exertion). It causes dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system.
Led by #MEAction, the first global #MillionsMissing protests took place in May 2016. It has since grown each year to an astounding 100+ cities and virtual protests in 2018. The effects of ME are devastating enough to leave 25% of patients housebound or bedbound and an estimated 75% unable to work. ME affects 15 to 30 million around the world, yet this disease remains invisible and people are missing from their own lives.
May 2019 Cities
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*indicates private protests
Rio de Janeiro*
New York City (5/11)
Stourport in Severn*
- A Letter from Jennifer Brea about her ME Remission#MEAction co-founder, Jennifer Brea, wrote this letter to the community about her remission of ME. Yesterday, I shared the news with... Read more »
- We are building a movement at #MEAction UK. Join us!#MillionsMissing – organised by #MEAction – has been such a successful campaign this year, and we thank everyone in the... Read more »