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Empowering young superheroes to understand MS with fun and creativity! 🦸‍♀️🧡🦸‍♂️NEW Activity Booklet

February 29, 2024 | Education, Resources

🎉 Calling all superheroes! 🦸‍♂️ What better way to celebrate Children’s Day than to dive into our exciting new MS Superhero Activity Book! 📚✨   💥📒 It’s packed with fun games, cool facts, and amazing colouring pages! 🖍️ Get ready […]

Call for Pharmac to Widen Proposed Criteria for Shingrix Funding

February 29, 2024 | Advocacy, Treatments

Pharmac announced, in February, it was looking to extend funded access to Shingrix, the new vaccination for shingles, to immunocompromised people over 18 years old. However, the proposal listed specific treatments and conditions eligible. While we were pleased to see […]

Pharmax Sativex

February 29, 2024 | Treatments

In December 2023, Pharmac proposed to decline funding for inactive applications, this included an application to fund Sativex for MS spasticity. MSNZ has written to the Pharmac Board to ask that this application remain live and we be permitted to […]

In Memoriam: Dr Riccardo Saccardi

February 29, 2024 | News

We are deeply saddened to hear Dr Riccardo Saccardi passed away on Monday 19th February 2024 in Italy after a battle with cancer. Dr Saccardi was a haematologist and the Director of Cellular Therapies and Transfusion Medicine at Careggi University […]

The Neurological Alliance: Our Strength is in the Numbers

February 29, 2024 | Advocacy

Multiple Sclerosis NZ is a proud member of the Neurological Alliance along with 19 other allied organisations. The Neurological Alliance of New Zealand (the Alliance) was established in 1999 to provide a forum for organisations representing a neurological disease to: […]