World MS Day brings the global MS community together on 30 May to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

World MS Day 2024

First initiated by the MS International Federation (MSIF) and its members in 2009, World MS Day is a day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future. 

The two-year (2024 – 2025) global World MS Day ‘Diagnosis’ theme and ‘My MS Diagnosis’ campaign will advocate for early and accurate diagnosis for everyone living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The new theme and campaign will highlight global barriers to diagnosing MS, raising awareness by sharing real stories and data. The global MS community will campaign for better MS training for healthcare professionals, new research, and clinical advancements in MS diagnosis. Together we will work to build informed, caring communities and systems that support people diagnosed with MS.

MS Australia is contributing to this significant international exploration of diagnosis, its impacts, current process, and opportunities to achieve earlier MS diagnoses. 

On Thursday 30 May 2024, MS Australia will launch a national communications and advocacy campaign to raise awareness of MS Diagnosis which will be outlined on this page. 

The My MS Diagnosis campaign tagline is ‘Navigating MS Together’ and the campaign hashtag is #MyMSDiagnosis. 

World MS Day is an opportunity to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by MS. 

Need some tools?

To support World MS Day, MSIF have created a free My MS Diagnosis global toolkit of free resources, to bring positive change in the lives of the nearly 3 million people living with MS around the world.

The My MS Diagnosis toolkit includes:

  • Brand Guidelines
  • World MS Day logos
  • Campaign logos
  • Posters
  • Social media shareables
  • Headers
  • Email signatures
  • Healthcare Industry Guidelines

Stay tuned for more tools to come, including countdown graphics, poster maker and an animation!

My MS Diagnosis – How YOU can celebrate World MS Day

My MS Diagnosis is a flexible, wide-ranging theme. Supporters can choose to focus on a variety of aspects when taking part in World MS Day. The following suggested campaign activities may align with your own goals and interests or highlight particular areas of work within your organisation.

Suggested campaign activities

This year MS Australia’s focus will be on advocating to improve early diagnosis in MS. You may be interested in:

  • Lobbying decision makers to improve early and accurate diagnosis for everyone living with MS
  • Highlighting global and national barriers to accessing an MS diagnosis
  • Building informed, caring communities and systems that support people diagnosed with MS
  • Raising awareness and building solidarity by sharing experiences of an MS diagnosis
  • Advocating for better MS training and awareness amongst healthcare professionals
  • Supporting new research and clinical advancements in MS diagnosis


Organise an activity this World MS Day. From flashmobs and fundraisers to conferences and workshops – don’t be afraid to get creative and make some noise! You can visit the World MS Day map to see the global MS community in action and share your activities with the world.

Advocate for change

World MS Day is a platform to engage decision makers and make things better for people living with MS. Think about the changes you want to see and how you can influence leaders in your government and community. You can use data from the Atlas of MS to highlight barriers that prevent early and accurate MS diagnosis. Visit the MSIF website for information on how we can improve MS diagnosis.

Join the conversation

Create a buzz with the free toolkit of resources on the World MS Day website. Share graphics, posters, animation and more to get people talking about the campaign. Use the hashtags #MyMSDiagnosis and #WorldMSDay hashtags when posting on social media. If you are living with MS, you can help raise awareness by sharing your diagnosis story on the World MS Day map.

MS Heart Challenge

The MS Heart is a symbol of solidarity with everyone affected by MS inspired by a sign language symbol for the word ‘together’. This year we are running the MS Heart Challenge where you can show support by sharing a MS Heart somewhere special. This could be next to a national landmark, a favourite local spot or a significant event. The best submissions will receive a World MS Day Certificate. You can learn upload your MS Heart photos on the World MS Day map.

Make headlines

Get World MS Day covered in the news. Raise awareness, share real stories, and highlight the key issues around MS diagnosis. You could write an article, post a blog, contact local journalists, or even run a press conference. You can share any press success on the World MS Day map.

Light Up the World

Light up iconic landmarks, and buildings on World MS Day as a statement of hope in your city. Unite with countries across the world as we illuminate skylines together for MS.

Take Action

Wondering how you can get involved in the My MS Diagnosis Campaign?

There are many ways to celebrate World MS Day and come together to Navigate MS Together.

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