The Lithuanian MS society has the ambitious aim that every citizen in this four million-strong nation will hear about MS for World MS Day. To this end, LISS has embarked on a media blitz in the country with a report on the national MS situation appearing in national and regional press and internet. Besides this, a popular national TV programme “Pulsas” is showing a documentary on MS and the morning TV programme with the largest audience, featured local MS specialists and people living with MS.

 

Eminent Lithuanian doctors and representatives of MS centres have also been writing articles and producing video clips on MS and a national conference was also held last week at the Vilnius University Hospital. The event also saw the launch of a new book on MS by a Lithuanian lady living with the condition, Marlo Donato Parmelee, entitled  “The Awkward Bitch: my life with MS”. Find out more.

 

In nearby  Estonia, events are being held in the main shopping centres in Tallinn and Tartu which include; hidden symptoms simulations; consultations of MS nurses; spreading MS informational materials and selling badges. In Tallinn, a photo exhibition ‘Under Pressure’ is taking place.   Find out more.