Protecting and advocating for the rights of people with MS is at the heart of our work.

Our advocacy objectives are:

  • Increased global awareness of MS amongst the public and policy makers
  • Increased policy impact and opportunities for MS organisations through international epidemiological and socioeconomic comparative research and action

Our approach to advocacy has five components:

  • We provide member organisations with research reports, films and other resources to advocate for changes that benefit people with MS in their country.
  • We take part in advocacy initiatives as part of networks and collaborations such as the International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations and the International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Study Group.
  • We help raise awareness of MS to create an enabling environment for members’ advocacy and other work.
  • We support advocacy through capacity building/training in development of emerging national organisations.
  • Where and when appropriate, we work with or advocate to global and international, bilateral/multilateral bodies directly.

Our main campaigns and advocacy tools include: