One of MSIF’s main strategic aims
is to support and encourage the development and strengthening of MS
organisations around the world. MSIF believes that national MS
organisations, with the contextual knowledge, cultural awareness and
local language, are best placed to meet the needs of people with MS.
maintain regular contact and offer practical support and guidance to
small and developing MS organisations via email; online and printed
information; international exchange and visits by MSIF staff and Board
MSIF’s current focus
areas are the Arab and Pan-Asia regions. Through both country-specific
and regional approaches, we will provide training, advice and support as
well as bringing regional and linguistic groups together to share best
practice and strengthen organisational capacity through regular,
targeted training opportunities.
As part of our work in China in 2012, we interviewed people living with MS or NMO (neuromyelitis optica) about the challenges of MS, the support they need and their hopes for the future, and made it into a film: