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Australian funding for ME/CFS

Friday 6 November 2009

MoneyPaul Leverenz, chairman of the ME/CFS Association of Australia, has written about the state of national funding for ME/CFS:

Readers will be interested to know that the Australian Government through its National Health and Medical Research Council funds CFS research to a value of approximately $1.17* per patient per annum. That's about one (decent) cup of coffee for every three patients. This can be compared to approximately $400 spent per HIV patient per annum.

Read a little more about the funding situation in our new blog entry "ME/CFS Research Funding Needs Boost".

(Already the privately funded Mason Foundation awards grants to ME/CFS research far in excess of the Government.)

It is interesting to note that if even if one in ten patients donated $10 to research, we'd match Government research spending. Let's put them to shame.

* Based on information provided on the NHMRC website and assuming 100,000 people with ME/CFS.

ME/CFS Australia's blog can be found here.



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