World MS Day was a huge success in Switzerland this year. The MS Society of Switzerland organised a nationwide skipping event involving 10,000 people living with MS and the Swiss public. Multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness stalls were set up in eleven cities including; Basel, Biel, Buchs SG, Chur, Fribourg, Lausanne, Lugano, Sion, Steffisburg, Train and […]
On Saturday the 26th May volunteers from the Japan MS Society took to the streets of downtown Tokyo to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS). The team handed out pamphlets containing information about MS. The volunteers were also equipped with World MS Day banners and bright orange t-shirts. The public were invited to ask the […]
The MS Patients’ Association of Yemen celebrated World MS Day in the city of Aden. The ceremony began with verses being read from the Holy Qur’an. The President of the assembly gave an inspiring speech to a group of people with MS. Neurological consultant Dr. Qasim Asbahi gave a lecture about the human brain, and […]
The Korean MS Society are marking the 4th annual World MS Day with a walk in Yeouido Hangang Park, Seoul. The Society is expecting more than 1,500 people to attend their 2 June event and have been busy promoting the event in the local press. They hope to reach out beyond the MS community and […]
The Saudi MS Advisory Group held a series of public awareness lectures in Riyadh 24 May where they were expecting 300 people plus the media. In line with the 2012 World MS Day theme of Living with MS, the lectures focused on the needs of people with MS and raising awareness. Neurologists and people with […]
On 24 May the Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Friends Society – Palestine hosted a day of activities in their Nablus City headquarters . Some 500 people affected by MS were expected to attend and the national and local media were invited to cover the event. With employment and access to treatment on the agenda, the […]
In Portugal, Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla (SPEM) has been extremely busy planning several social, educational, cultural and recreative activities across the country. The activities hope to open the doors to the MS community towards promoting fulfilling lives, and raise awareness in the general public and decision makers, regarding the specific challenges of MS and addressing […]
On World MS Day 2012, across Spain, the general public are being informed about MS, thanks to the efforts of the Spanish MS society EME. One of television’s major channels featured WMSD on its morning news bulletin, as well as the second national newspaper, El Mundo. Yesterday, a documentary, featuring with three Spanish people living with […]
In Poland, the Polish MS Society is using this years campaign theme – “1000 Faces of MS” and organising a press conference using this theme. They are also holding a opening of the Under Pressure photo exhibition, as they were a key partner in the project which includes 4 photos of Polish patients. A new […]
In Morocco, the Association Marocaine des Malades Atteints de la Sclérose (the Moroccan MS Society) held a Scientific Day on MS on April 28th. The event was held at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rabat and was attended by patients, families of patients, health professionals, representative of ANAM, associations and the media.
Persatuan Multiple Sklerosis Malaysia (Malaysian MS Society) is holding a “MS Walk 2012” in Titiwangsa par, in Kuala Lumpur. They will be presenting a Photo Wall called “1000 faces” featuring people that support our campaign in Malaysia and hope to encourage MS patients to become members of the Society.
The Ligue Luxembourgeoise de la Sclérose en Plaques and Ligue Française contre la Sclérose En Plaques are working together to ride motorcycles around the countries to raise awareness of MS. The ride departed on May 27th in Kayl and you can follow their progress .
The Dasman Research Institute and Amiri Hospital and Kuwait MS Society have held the first ever national World MS Day event at Olympia Mall. The event hopes to raise awareness amongst the public of MS, and to share ideas on how improvements to MS care can be made in Kuwait. We can’t wait to hear […]
The Italian MS Society is planning a week of events all around Italy from 26th May to 3rd June. Every day will be dedicate to a special theme; Research and MS, World MS Day celebrations, celebration, partnership with company, and of course something nice for their volunteers. Find out more by visiting their website.
All over the Emerald Isle, the MS Society of Ireland has encouraged the hosting of fundraising tea parties to raise funds and awareness for MS. The organisation, with the help of McVitie’s Digestives and celebrity chef and author, Clodagh McKenna, is helping people to organise their own tea parties in aid of World MS Day. […]
The Never Down Band from Mansoura, Egypt have release two songs for World MS Day (WMSD) 2012 to spread awareness. The first song titled ‘Struggle‘ deals with the struggle of living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and is performed by Never Down Band rapper, Ahmed Adel. The uplifting lyrics are from a inspirational poem written by Reem Hassan Samaha, […]
In 13 cities across Romania, white balloons with the World MS Day logo will be realeased. Look out for them in Alba Iulia, Bistrita, Botosani, Bucuresti, Campulung Moldovenesc, Constanta, Targoviste, Deva, Piatra Neamt, Ploiesti, Sibiu, Timisoara, Ramnicu Valcea and and let us know if you spot any!
The Lithuanian MS society has the ambitious aim that every citizen in this four million-strong nation will hear about MS for World MS Day. To this end, LISS has embarked on a media blitz in the country with a report on the national MS situation appearing in national and regional press and internet. Besides this, […]
Happy MS Day to all of you. The attached song – Struggle with MS – is written by a 19 year old girl with MS studying Engineering. Her name is Reem Samaha. She lives in Mansoura a city 150 Km away from Cairo. The song is produced by MS Care, the Egyptian MS patients society. […]