22nd June 2012

ATSEP opens Africa’s first clinic for Multiple Sclerosis

2012 Living with MS
Congratulations to the Tunisian association of multiple sclerosis patients (ATSEP) who opened a brand new clinic on World MS Day (WMSD) this year. This is the first specialist clinic of its kind in Africa. There are more than 6,000 people living with MS in Tunisia, and this clinic will provide much needed access to dedicated MS services and care.

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World MS Day 2012 -Tunisia

Professor Marc Debouverie, of the regional hospital attended the event. Dr. Debouverie, the dean of the Nancy medical centre hosted an event for people with MS where he aimed to improve their knowledge about the disease and introduce them to the latest research projects and developments. There was also an opportunity to raise public awareness through the press who also attended. Other medical professionals also attended the event. Professor Faysal Henteti, head of neurology at the Hospital of Neurology in Mongi Hamida and neurologist Riadh Gouider, head of Razi Hospital of Tunisia provided the latest MS treatment updates.

The opening of the MS clinic is a milestone event for Tunisia and for Africa. We look forward to seeing many more springing up across the continent in the coming years!

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