A request for support for sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ELENA MARTÍN

In 2020 the EU approved a resolution for some initiatives to support and raise awareness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome among the public, including producing reports on its prevalence and setting up training and awareness programmes for medical staff.

In Spain the regions are responsible for implementing them.

"So far, we have held meetings with representatives from Castilla La Mancha, Navarra, Asturias and Murcia, and we are planning more in the Basque Country and Valencia," says María López Matallana, the vice-president of CONFESQ, the Spanish Coalition of Entities that represents the patients. "The idea is to make the illness better known, to achieve faster diagnosis and improve the quality of life of the patients," she explains.