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March 2008 Off the Wire . . .




Successful Patient Advocacy Work In Slovakia - "The Association Of Young People With MS" In Slovakia Makes Changes Happen

Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis
Article Date: 19 Apr 2008 - 2:00 PDT
Together with Dr Lubica Prochazkova - chief doctor of Neurological section for Multiple Sclerosis in Slovakia and involded in the Association - they succeeded in cancelling the age restriction of 45 which prevented MS patients to access DMDs in Slovakia.

There is no age restriction any more in Slovakia for having Interferons being prescribed.

The Association - which is an independent association of young people with MS - is running a media campaign around the access to treatments, underlining EMSP ongoing efforts.

For more information please contact the MS Society in Slovakia

European Multiple Scleroris Platform (emsp)

EMSP's mission is..

-- to exchange and disseminate information relating to multiple sclerosis considering all issues relevant to people affected by MS;
-- to encourage research of all kinds that is appropriate to multiple sclerosis through recognised medical and other organisations;
-- to promote the development of join action programmes with the participation of national MS societies in Europe, aimed at improving the quality of their activities and services;
-- to act as focal point for liaison with the institutions of the European Union (EU), the Council of Europe and other European organisations, in order to study and propose measures to improve the autonomy of handicapped persons and promote their full participation in society.

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