Supporting members with fibromyalgia

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2018 National Women's Conference
28 September 2017

Conference notes that Fibromyalgia is a much misunderstood condition that predominantly impacts on women, with some research suggesting 90% of those affected are women, aged between 20 to 50 years.

Conference further notes that this condition is difficult to diagnose and difficult to manage which brings huge challenges especially for those women who want and need to continue to work. The lack of knowledge by the medical profession, occupational health professionals managers and trade union reps compounds this difficulty.

Conference, therefore, calls on the National Women’s Committee to help raise awareness and understanding of this condition through our ongoing women’s health campaigns