By becoming a supporting organisation, your organisation will:

  • gain an understanding of – and have an impact on – international issues
  • benefit from the MS International Federation’s leadership in global advocacy
  • have the option of sending observers to board and council meetings
  • where appropriate, be consulted on MS International Federation policy
  • be listed on the MS International Federation’s website and have activities featured in MS Connections
  • receive advance warning of and preparatory materials (toolkits) for selected global activities such as World MS Day
  • participate in MS International Federation’s global surveys and through this represent those people affected by MS who are linked to the MS International Federation
  • participate in networking with other supporting organisations and member organisations, obtaining support and advice from colleagues and organisations in the global MS movement
  • receive invitations to attend international MS meetings
  • interact with and obtain support, guidance and advice from international networks of MS professionals, groups or organisations in the global MS movement
  • gain access to our online members’ area, where you can share your materials; adapt and translate materials from the MS International Federation and other member organisations; join forums and discussion groups to meet staff from other member organisations; share your challenges and experiences; find solutions together or share and celebrate your successes.
Woman in wheelchair in hospital corridor in China

"It doesn’t matter that I am in a wheelchair. Life goes on. I have just changed the way I get around." Wu Yanxiao, 28, from Beijing, has had MS for 8 years. Reproduced with the kind permission of Li YouHao,© 2014 Li

Woman with MS in Belarus watches TV seated on her bed

Slutsk, Belarus, 10/2011. Joulia Chizhenskaya (27) watches TV inside her room at her grandmother's house.Joulia was diagnosed with MS when she was 18 years old, but she still decided to have a child. Her son is one a half years old. Currently she lives three months with her parents, who take care of her son, and three months with her grandmother. Credit: Walter Astrada. Published on this website by kind permission of the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform.