People with MS taking part in group exercise at an event in Lebanon

People with MS taking part in group exercise at an event in Lebanon

MSIF is the global movement of MS organisations, by and for people affected by MS. We network, learn from each other, mobilise and enable global collaborations, to achieve the vital goals that can only be reached by coming together as a movement. We, the Federation, are made up of national MS organisations (including their staff, volunteers and MS communities), the MSIF staff, board and committees.

Our vision is a world without MS

Our mission We bring the world together with urgency to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of everybody affected by MS and to end MS forever

Why does it matter?

Our Atlas of MS shows that over 2.8 million people worldwide are living with MS. Many of these people have little access to support.

For people with MS and their families, access to healthcare, support and information are vital, as is the knowledge that scientists around the world are collaborating to develop better treatments for MS and eventually stop MS. We are working with our member organisations around the world to make this happen.

What do we do?

In a changing and challenging world, the MS International Federation (MSIF) and its members connect to align our efforts and resources to be stronger together.

Working together across the globe, we boost scientific progress to prevent, treat and stop MS. We strive for a world where everyone living with MS can access treatments. MSIF provides opportunities to connect, innovate, share tools, skills, experiences, and become stronger together. We benefit from our partnerships with research communities and health professionals all around the world. We also leverage our relations with the global NGO community, and intergovernmental organisations to further our common goals. Where new MS organisations emerge we will include them, help them grow, and in return others in the movement will benefit from their experience and contributions.

Together we will inspire and grow the global movement to place MS higher on the global health agenda, and to tackle the challenges for everyone affected by MS.

In 2023, we launched a new five year strategy. Within this new strategy, we are working towards three strategic aims:

  • Improved scientific understanding to prevent, treat and stop MS
  •  Greater access to effective healthcare, information and support
  • A stronger, broader, global MS movement

Our values

Our core value is people affected by MS are at the heart of everything we do, shaping decisions and driving positive change.

Collaborative We are strong because we work together, inspiring each other, sharing resources, ideas and influence.

Inclusive We are open and inclusive, embracing the richness of diversity and experiences.

Driven We are strategic and determined, acting with urgency to find solutions with and for people affected by MS, wherever they live in the world.