ME Association of South Africa

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The ME Association of South Africa (MEASA) was a patient group providing support for ME/CFS patients in South Africa. It became defunct after the death of Arlene Vermaak (on 28 August 2014) who founded and ran the association.

Aims[edit | edit source]

  • to educate sufferers and their families about the illness and to provide coping strategies, information and support to its members.[1]

Services[edit | edit source]

  • news journal provided to members 3 times a year which keeps readers informed about developments in worldwide research, medical opinion and helpful coping strategies
  • literature available on various aspects of the illness at a very low cost[1]

History[edit | edit source]

MEASA was founded in the early 1990s by Arlene Vermaak. It was run almost singlehandedly by Vermaak throughout its ten year history until her death on 28 August 2014.[2]

Notable people[edit | edit source]

Dr Ian Hyams was chairman of MEASA.[3]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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