Improve MS diagnosis
Many people with MS experience delays in diagnosis and are often misdiagnosed. Consider what can be done to improve awareness and improve early diagnosis
Improve access to MS treatment
Access to treatment is a high priority for most PwMS. Convince decision-makers that MS treatments should be available in all health systems.
The WHO Intersectoral Global Action Plan for epilepsy and other neurological disorders
A 10-year global action plan that aims to improve the lives of people living with neurological conditions including MS
Get the evidence
Provide information on the number of people with MS and barriers to accessing healthcare to key decision-makers in your country
Learn from others
Advocacy examples from the global MS movement to inspire you today
MSIF published all its annual reviews and financial statements online
How to get started in advocacy
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
Protecting and advocating for the rights of people with MS is at the heart of our work
Atlas of MS webinar on the power of MS data
The Atlas of MS is inspiring countries to tackle MS-data gaps. Find out how MS organisations are harnessing the power of data to advocate for change.
We are a unique global network of MS organisations with 47 members from around the world, and links to many others
Who we are and what we do
We are the only global network of MS organisations
What influences quality of life with MS and how can we improve it?
The global MSIF movement's seven principles to improve quality of life with MS
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006
You can make a real difference for people living with MS around the world just like our fundraisers
Make them listen: The four-year fight for access in Chile
The Corporación Esclerosis Múltiple Chile shares the secrets of their success in improving access to treatment.
Advocacy for MS in Morocco
MS organisations campaign for better access to treatments in Morocco.
The global movement came together and shone a spotlight on MS
Highlights from World MS Day 2019
Music legend Masta Ace: hip-hop, MS and getting creative
The UK MS Society met up with Brooklyn rapper and record producer Masta Ace to talk about music and life with MS
Call for consultants: Advocacy – access to treatments in India
Bringing together the MS Society of India
MSIF staff paid a special visit to India this month to launch an exciting new collaboration with the MS Society of India.
MS Ireland shares results of first national survey into the needs of people with MS
“My MS, My Needs” survey results help MS Ireland to improve services and advance advocacy work for people with MS.
World MS Day 2009
Global economic impact of MS
MS is associated with high costs for MS patients, their families, and society as a whole
MS Awareness Soars in the Americas
Fly for MS is raising awareness of MS in an unusual way
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland launches report on the hidden costs of MS
On 21st October, MS Ireland launched a report on the costs of multiple sclerosis to Irish society
Global Patient Solidarity Day & UN Day for people with Disabilities
There are two World Days coming up which will be of interest to the global MS community.
World MS Day launches on 15 April
People can share a thank-you message by email, by post or on social media
Flee or fight?
MS Society of Canada asks Canadians whether they will flee or fight when it comes to MS
World MS Day 2015
27 May is World MS Day - the only global awareness raising campaign for MS
World MS Day across the globe
Highlights from some of the events that took place around the world
UN looks past 2015
The post-2015 development agenda will be launched in New York in September 2015
Six months to World MS Day
The theme for 2015 will be access, and the campaign will celebrate breaking down barriers to living with MS
No target met unless met for all
MS International Federation calls on the UN to ensure new global goals benefit all - including people affected by MS
Universal access declaration reaches 88,000 signatures
The MS International Federation encourages everyone affected by MS to sign the declaration
Phase one of European Register for MS completed
The register aims to address the recognised lack of relevant MS data at European level
International Day for Persons with Disabilities
Monday 2 December was the International Day for Persons with Disabilities
What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system