There are now 2.8 million people worldwide who have multiple sclerosis (MS), according to the most extensive global study to date.

The MS International Federation’s most accurate estimate yet shows that there are at least 1 in 3,000 people living with the disease.

The Atlas of MS reveals that the number of people living with MS has increased in every world region since 2013. Although better counting methods, more accurate diagnosis rates and population growth are just some of the factors behind the rise, an increased risk of developing MS cannot be ruled out.

Find out more on the brand new Atlas of MS website.


Watch the ‘global faces of MS’ video to see the faces behind the numbers. The video features over 100 people with MS from 30 countries around the world.

There are 2.8 million people living with MS across the world. Are you one of them?

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