Invest in ME/Invest in ME Research

Invest in ME/Invest in ME Research

Charity information

Invest in ME/Invest in ME Research

We are an independent UK charity campaigning for bio-medical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M. E. ), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93. 3.
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We have links nationwide and also internationally via our membership of the European ME Alliance.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    Invest in ME is moving to a new charity format and will be taking the name Invest in ME Research. The charity was set up with the objectives of making a change in how myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is perceived and treated in the media, by health departments and by healthcare professionals.
    We aim to do this by identifying the three key areas to concentrate our efforts on in order to raise funding for biomedical research - education, publicising and lobbying.
    Invest in ME aims to provide the coordination of events and activities in these areas. This will provide the focus and funding to allow biomedical research to be carried out.

    Our aim is to bring together like-minded individuals and groups to campaign for research and funding to establish an understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of ME.
    We hope this will lead to the development of a universal diagnostic test that can confirm the presence of ME and, subsequently, medical treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness

    We believe that the seriousness of the situation regarding ME makes it necessary for governments to provide

  • Aims

    Invest in ME/Invest in ME Research aims to:

    • We will set up a UK Centre of Excellence which will provide proper examinations and diagnosis for ME patients and a coordinated strategy of biomedical research into ME in order to find treatment(s) and cure(s).
  • Overview

    Established: September 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1114035

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 02380 643736

    Address: PO BOX 561EASTLEIGH HAMPSHIRE SO50 0GQ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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  • Science, Politics and ME

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