Provide information on the number of people with MS and barriers to accessing healthcare to key decision-makers in your country.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments added to WHO’s Essential Medicines List for the first time
Addressing barriers to accessing MS healthcare at a global, regional and national level.
Many people with MS experience delays in diagnosis and are often misdiagnosed. Consider what can be done to improve awareness and improve early diagnosis.
Advocacy examples from the global MS movement to inspire you today.
'I was left in a situation of being newly diagnosed, scared and with the prospect that I didn't have health coverage.'
Your guide to successful advocacy. Tools and resources for healthcare professionals, MS organisations and people affected by MS to support their advocacy efforts to improve access to MS healthcare.
'I keep worrying: What if I was unable to get my treatment for a month or so? What will be the consequences?'
'To even get my diagnosis I had to borrow money from others.'
‘I don't count how many times I fall. I count how many times I stand up.’
'I felt down, empty and lonely when I couldn’t go to the school.'
‘I actually want to be in a more corporate kind of role in which you would be married to your job a bit more. That excites me.’
'We always have hope that things will be better in the future and that one day we will manage to find a final cure for MS. Until that time, we have to follow the latest research.'
‘She went to sleep and didn’t wake up for two months’
‘They said ‘if a car is broken, it is useless to repair a tyre when the major problem is the engine’