Publications and resources

We have a variety of publications and resources about MS which are free to download or watch.

Atlas of MS 2013

The Atlas of MS 2013 was published on 2 October 2013. It is the most extensive worldwide study of the disease. Read more about the Atlas.

On this page you can download the report. To access more detailed data, visit the Atlas of MS website.


MS in focus magazine MS in focus magazine

Published twice a year in multiple languages, each edition of our magazine looks in detail at one aspect of MS. Articles are written by international experts on the topic, and an international Editorial Board ensures its quality and accessibility. It is free to subscribe. Find out more.

Global Economic Impact of MS Global Economic Impact of MS

On World MS Day 2010, MSIF published the Global Economic Impact of MS to help raise awareness of the high global costs of MS. This literature review provides international data that are useful for estimating the costs and quality of life impacts of MS at the national level. Download the full report

Download an executive summary of the report in English, German, Portuguese or Spanish

MS costing tool

The MS costing tool (MS CoT) allows the user to calculate an estimate of the direct and indirect costs of MS per-person and at aggregate levels for any given country. This tool and its user guide were prepared as a companion report to the Global Economic Impact of MS (above). Please note the tool is designed to run on versions of Excel prior to 2007. Download the MS costing tool.Download the guide to using the costing tool.

Principles for the quality of life of people
with MS

To enhance the lives of people with MS, this report presents “principles” to improve quality of life. The ten principles cover everything from independence and empowerment, through to transport, housing and work. Download the Principles now.


MSIF Annual Review

Produced yearly, MSIF's Annual Review reflects on our activities over the previous 12 months. Click here to read our latest Annual Review and to download Annual Reviews from 2007 to 2011.

MSIF Strategic Plan

In 2012, we published our next strategic plan, which will guide our work until 2016.

Atlas of MS 2008

The Atlas of MS is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the occurrence of MS around the world and the availability of resources to provide services and support to people with MS. It is the result of three years of research coordinated by the World Health Organization(WHO) and MSIF. Read more. Download the publication.Visit the Atlas of MS website.

Films about employment and MS

As part of our World MS Day campaign in 2011, we released three films about the small, low-cost changes that can be made to help people with MS stay in work.







Film about the results of our survey about fatigue and MS