Algeria celebrated World MS Day 2012 on 24 May. The event was hosted at Mustapha University Hospital in Algiers. The multiple sclerosis (MS) team from the Department of Neurology joined forces with the radiology and immunology departments to raise awareness. The day was an opportunity for neurologists, doctors and people living with MS to learn more about the disease. Over 120 MS associates attended the event from organisations in Algiers, Setif and Sidi Bel Abbes. The day opened with talks on diagnosis and therapeutic management and included discussions on treatment management costs. The conference ended with a discussion about the need of specialised services for people living with MS. Tweet This Post Share on Facebook
The Bengaluru Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society India (MSSI) celebrated World MS Day (WMSD) 2012 at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bangalore. Over 150 people attended this event which was supported by Biogen Idec. Doctors and physiotherapists raised awareness and provided advice to people living with MS and their families.
The Benaluru Chapter organised a human chain to raise MS awareness and show solidarity to people with MS. A physiotherapy session was held followed by yoga therapy. The event lifted the spirits of the people in attendance.
On 25 May the Perviy Channel promoted World MS Day (WMSD) 2012 nationally to over 35 million TV viewers. The ‘Live Healthy’ television show dedicated time to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS). Russian television personality Yelena Malysheva interviewed Dr Yan Vlasov, the President of the All-Russian MS Society (ARMSS). You can watch a clip from the show below.
Russian MS television special
‘Live Healthy’ received an unprecedented response from the Russian audience. More than 3,000 viewers interacted with the program’s social media, Channel One Russia received more than 7000 phone calls regarding MS and Perviy received more than 200 letters about the feature.
The ARMSS wanted to raise awareness of the symptoms of MS. The society used this year’s WMSD theme Living with MS to draw attention to the many issues faced by people with this disease. Doctors were encouraged through the television campaign to diagnose MS cases as soon as possible.
Other events in Russia included; conferences, round table meetings, working sessions and excursions for people living with MS. Many organisations were involved in raising WMSD awareness including the; All-Russian Patients Union, Moscow multiple sclerosis society, Organisation for assistance to people with mucoviscidosis, All-Russian Haemophilia Society, Local government and businesses. Take a look at our gallery to experience WMSD 2012 Russia.
The MS Society of the Netherlands utilised World MS Day (WMSD) to raise public awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS). The society supported a four week national outdoor advertisement campaign in the run up to WMSD 2012. The adverts were aimed at grabbing the attention of people who were not familiar with the symptoms of MS and presented these people with MS riddles.