Held on 30 May, the World MS Day theme is selected by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) in collaboration with its member organisations including MS Australia.
The World MS Day 2020-2022 theme is ‘Connections’ and campaign is ‘MS Connections’!
I Connect, We Connect
The three-year World MS Day 2020-2022 Connections theme and MS Connections campaign aims to tackle social isolation for people living with MS.
A rising global issue, social isolation and loneliness can have a detrimental effect on health and quality of life. The inaugural three-year World MS Day campaign (Saturday 30 May 2020, Sunday 30 May 2021 and Monday 30 May 2022), responds to this serious global challenge with vigour and focus.
MS Connections is about connecting to community and quality care. The campaign aims to challenge social barriers that can leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and socially isolated, and to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care.
World MS Day 2020-2022 | Australian focus
“In Australia, MS Connections will comprise annual sub-themes with practical ways and activities to connect and address social isolation and loneliness - including tips for people living with MS, the public and government to get connected,” says MS Australia CEO, Deidre Mackechnie. “The first year - World MS Day Saturday 30 May 2020 - set the scene.”
"We know that the MS community increasingly seek their information online and use technology to connect with peers”, continues Ms Mackechnie. “So, for World MS Day 2020, we provided online platforms for the MS community to connect, feel supported and share tips for self-care."
As the Australian member of MSIF, we look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to May 30 2021!
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MS partner organisations
The state/territory MS organisations run various events in the lead up and on World MS Day itself. Please visit the links below and their social media channels for further details, updated once activities are confirmed.
Additional activities may also be run by our research organisation, MS Research Australia.
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