“Today our pleas were heard. Today is a huge step forward in ending the silence on the chronic condition that affects one in 10 women and it doesn’t discriminate,” the media personality said on Thursday.
Health Minister Greg Hunt announced in December that the Federal Government would create the country’s first national action plan for endometriosis to improve the understanding and awareness of a disease – as well as the treatment for it.
On Thursday, alongside representatives of Endometriosis Australia, Hunt launched the National Action Plan for Endometriosis, which outlines how a new approach the government will take to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.
They also hope it might lead to finding a cure.
Endometriosis Australia stood with the Health Minister @greghuntmp this morning as he launched The National Action Plan which he pledges $4.5million “starting immediately” towards Endometriosis research, education and awareness (our pillars). This is great news for the 1 in 10 women in Australia who suffer with Endometriosis, as well as for for the wider community affected by this chronic pain disease, as we continue to #EndTheSilenceOnEndo in the hope for a cure. Nola Marino, @gaibrodtmann.mp Nicolle Flint, @juliabankschisholm, @senatorkeneally, #ACE @CanberraEndometriosisNetwork @endoactive @Qendo @PelvicPainFoundationAustralia @tasha_rossxx @melgreig_ @emma_wiggle @ellie_angel_mobbs @ashricardo @emcbomb @zoemarshhall @kateandy @olivia.hicks @sarahmareelife @pjmadam #endoaustralia #endometriosis #endo #1in10 #oneinten #EndTheSilenceOnEndo #NAP #ACE #AusPol #NationalActionPlan #greghunt #greghuntmp #australia #aushealth #australianhealth #womenshealth #pain #period #chronicillness #ambassador #endometriosisaustralia