MS Australia is the national peak body for people affected by MS and is dedicated to advocacy, communications, education, funding and coordinating MS research, as part of the worldwide effort to solve MS. MS Australia also works closely with its four state and territory MS member organisations, who provide services, programs and support to the MS community nationwide.
MS research covers a range of fields, encompassing immunology, neurobiology, genetics and epidemiology as well as stretching across clinical and allied health disciplines. Research into MS aims to address the treatment and prevention of the disease, the management of its many symptoms, and to ultimately finding a cure.
MS Australia also raises awareness, lobbies for key and topical issues, and advocates for systemic change that will lead to more effective management of MS. This work aims to enable people with MS to better manage their symptoms, and enhance their quality of life, health and wellbeing. Advocacy work also includes regular representations and submissions to the Australian Government, as well as working collaboratively with other likeminded organisations at a national and international level.
For more information about MS Australia please visit: msaustralia.org.au
MS Australia and Jean Hailes' Women’s Health Week
MS affects around three times as many women as men and is commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 years, when many women are focusing on career and family planning. An early diagnosis and good health management can make a huge difference to treatment and management of the disease.
Women’s Health Week, 6 – 10 September, is Australia’s biggest week in women’s health, focusing on the importance of maintaining good health and wellbeing for all women and girls and is a timely reminder to everyone to make their health a priority.
In collaboration with our four state and territory organisations, MS Australia has partnered with Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week, presenting a week long informative and educational program to complement the Women’s Health Week 2021 daily themes: Move it, Periods, Fertility and Pregnancy, Relationships, Connection and Nurture.
For more information about Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week 2021 please visit: womenshealthweek.com.au