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MS Awareness Week and New Website Launch

August 28, 2017 | Uncategorised

  This week is MS Awareness Week (28 August – 3 September 2017) and as part of our campaign we would like to update you about a few developments by MSNZ in the work we have been doing to raise […]

Drastic under-resourcing of DHB neurology services means NZ is falling well short of internationally-approved standards of care for people with multiple sclerosis

August 22, 2017 | Advocacy, Life with MS

Media release 6 July 2017   The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is extremely concerned about the negative impact of the current shortage of neurologists and multiple sclerosis (MS) nurses in DHBs around New Zealand. “The shortage of […]

Actively Advocating

August 22, 2017 | Advocacy, Life with MS

  In 2016 MSNZ conducted the Multiple Sclerosis Care Survey which highlighted several issues affecting access to services received by people with MS across the county, particularly an inequity in access. MSNZ reviewed the feedback alongside listening to our member […]

The current status of Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) in NZ

August 22, 2017 | Advocacy, Research, Treatments

Since the FDA in America approved Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) in March 2017 as a treatment for RRMS and PPMS there has been a lot of interest in seeing this be made available in NZ. MSNZ has reviewed the positive research, been in discussions […]