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Rohan Greenland
13 November 2020

MS Australia announces the appointment of new CEO

The Board of MS Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to guide the newly focused and amalgamated MS Australia.
 
Board President, Associate Professor Desmond Graham, today announced the appointment of Mr Rohan Greenland...
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9 November 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-...

pills
29 October 2020

MS treatment announcement 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).

At an “out-of-session” meeting in September 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC...

pills
26 October 2020

Australian Government approves PBS listing of Siponimod (brand name Mayzent®) for secondary progressive MS.

Yesterday (25 October, 2020) the Federal Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP announced the listing of siponimod (Mayzent) for the treatment of secondary progressive MS (SPMS) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), from 1 November, 2020.

The Federal Health Minister’s media release...

Two Veronicas
12 October 2020

#WhyWeCare – National Carers Week 2020

(Pictured: The Veronicas, Lisa & Jess Origliasso, who care for their mum, Colleen.)

 

Carers make an invaluable contribution to our communities in Australia. This year's National Carers Week, held from 11 to 17 October, will...
budget
9 October 2020

MS Australia’s response to Federal Budget 2020-21 – impact on the MS community

Introduction

If we thought last year’s Federal Budget was unusual, coming as it did a month early at the beginning of an election campaign, then this year’s Budget (handed down on Tuesday 6 October), is extra-ordinary! 
 
We welcome this short-term, essential COVID...
person in wheelchair
1 October 2020

MS Australia welcomes the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy

MS Australia welcomes the release by the Australian Government of the ...

atlas
14 September 2020

The new edition of the Atlas of MS is now available!

Did you know that:

  • 2.8 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (nearly 26,000 in Australia)?
  • On average, a person is diagnosed with MS at 32 years of age?
  • Or that every 5 minutes, someone around the world is diagnosed with MS?

The Atlas of MS...

Catherine and Emily
8 September 2020

Diagnosis - time matters in MS

Whilst advances in health technologies mean the ability to diagnose MS is better than ever, unfortunately MS diagnosis is often delayed.
One major reason is that many women (and men) don’t join the dots around their health niggles. Furthermore, and significantly, as MS symptoms vary so...
Emily and Jemma
4 September 2020

We Won't Let it Win!

Multiple sclerosis won’t keep us away from our sporting passions.

Multiple sclerosis is a condition of the nervous system which affects over 25,600 Aussies. Although there’s no cure, this hasn’t stopped these two inspiring women from fulfilling...

MS treatments announcements from PBAC
21 August 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 (21 August 2020), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) made the following...

laptop doctor
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...

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