Until last year, people living with MS in Poland had limited access to first-line treatment. They could claim for the costs of such treatment from the National Health Fund, but only for five years. After five years had passed, they had to fund treatment themselves.
In South Africa an estimated 3500 people live with MS. Information is not easily accessible and there are no MS information centres. MS South Africa decided to try and improve the situation. They set up two Facebook Groups (one open and one closed) to serve as an online support network for people affected by MS. […]
Mitch lives in South Portland, Maine and has primary progressive MS. He blogs at enjoyingtheride.com “In South Portland almost everything is wheelchair accessible. I have entertainment, dining, shopping, and municipal services nearby. “However, my pathway to Maine’s largest city, Portland, is Casco Bay Bridge. Until recently, wheelchair access to that bridge was dreadful. “On the […]
Teresina lives in Borgoricco in northern Italy. In 2001 she was living in a flat that was slowly becoming less suitable for her. At first she could climb the two steps in her doorway using the door handle and her walking stick, but it was difficult. One year later, she was using an electric wheelchair […]
Equality of access doesn’t just mean physical access to buildings, but access to the same tools, services and facilities that people who don’t have MS enjoy.
Our campaign theme for 2015 is access: access to diagnosis, treatment and support; access to buildings, travel and leisure facilities; and access to education, training and employment.