The GBS|CIDP Foundation International is the preeminent global non-profit organization supporting individuals and their families affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes such as multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) through a commitment to support, education, research, and advocacy.

Our Vision

Every person affected by GBS, CIDP, or related syndromes such as MMN, will have access to early and accurate diagnosis, appropriate and affordable treatment, and knowledgeable support services.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by GBS, CIDP, or related syndromes such as MMN by:

  • Creating and nurturing a global network of volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and industry partners to provide those affected with GBS, CIDP, or related syndromes such as MMN with support and the most current available information;
  • Designing and implementing public, medical, and professional education programs to increase awareness and improve understanding;
  • Funding research through grants, establishing fellowships, and using other appropriate avenues to identify the causes of and discover treatments for GBS, CIDP, and related syndromes such as MMN;
  • Structuring partnerships to engage in advocacy at the federal, state, and grassroots levels to advance our vision and mission with legislators and government agencies.