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25 June 2020

Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) Joint Position Statement regarding Expanded Telehealth

The Neurological Alliance Australia has today issued a Joint Position Statement calling on the Australian Government to permanently extend the amendments made to MBS telehealth items introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These...
Des
2 June 2020

MS organisations to ‘speak with one voice’

Australians living with multiple sclerosis will be represented by a single national body after the MS Australia Board endorsed an independent expert’s recommendation to bring MS Australia and its research subsidiary MS Research Australia closer together.
 
Given the tough...
PM
27 May 2020

The PM sends greetings to the MS Community ahead of World MS Day

MS Australia is thrilled to receive a video message from the Prime Minister, sending greetings to the Australian MS community ahead of World MS Day this Saturday 30 May. 
 
As many of our community are aware, the Prime Minister has a personal connection to MS which he...
Tim
25 May 2020

Connecting this World MS Day!

With less than a week to go until World MS Day this Saturday 30 May, we wanted to share with you more about what we have planned, and how we can all connect with ourselves and each other!

When we looked at the new three-year World MS...

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19 May 2020

MS Australia partners with Women’s Health Week

MS Australia is pleased to announce a community partnership with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health for Women’s Health Week 2020.

The national health awareness campaign, held every September, raises awareness of the importance of maintaining good...

connections hub
18 May 2020

MS Australia Connections Hub launched today by Tim Ferguson

The 3-year (2020-2022) global World MS Day theme and campaign is Connections/MS Connections.
 
In Australia, World MS Day 2020 spotlights health and wellbeing, self-management of MS and self-care. 
 
The new MS Australia Connections Hub...
research
11 May 2020

$1M funding commitment for MS research

MS Australia has announced a new funding boost of $1 million from MS Limited (which combines the state organisations from NSW, Vic, Tas and the ACT) to support MS research in Australia.
 
The funding will be used to fund further research into myelin repair and...
alcohol
6 May 2020

Alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic and MS brain health

Recently-released new data shows one in five Australians have bought more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are drinking more and have concerns about their alcohol use and the drinking of others in their household.

National polling by...

medicines
5 May 2020

MS treatments on July PBAC agenda

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) makes recommendations to the Australian Government about the medicines for subsidy through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
 
Two treatments for MS will be considered by the Pharmaceutical...
MSA
30 April 2020

The MS Australia Board's statement in support of COVIDSafe App

The MS Australia Board strongly supports the Australian Government’s request for Australians to download the COVIDSafe App to assist in keeping Australians safe by limiting the spread of the virus.  
 
The...
medicine
24 April 2020

MS treatments announcements from PBAC

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) makes recommendations to the Australian Government about the medicines for subsidy through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Today (24 April 2020), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) made the following...

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8 April 2020

Updated advice for persons with multiple sclerosis and related disorders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Background

Since December 2019 following cases emerging in and around Wuhan, China most regions of the world have now experienced cases of a novel respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a new coronavirus which has been identified as SARS-CoV-...

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