Amanda Rose


Proposal to fund treatment earlier for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

May 30, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Treatments

We are excited to announce that following 7 years of relentless advocacy by Multiple Sclerosis NZ (MSNZ), Pharmac have opened the consultation process to increase earlier access to treatments for relapsing remitting MS. We now need YOUR HELP to get […]

3rd Primary Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for People with MS

November 1, 2021 | Advocacy, Covid-19, Treatments

  On the 19th of October 2021, the Ministry of Health, announced 3rd primary dose vaccinations for those who are severely immunocompromised. This announcement was based on recommendations by the COVID-19 Vaccine Technical Advisory Group (CV TAG) who continuously review evidence […]

Government announces changes for disabled people

November 1, 2021 | Uncategorised

The Ministry of Health announced on Friday 29th October upcoming changes to the Disability System in NZ. Below is a letter from the Ministers of Health and Disability with information on these changes. More details can also be found on […]

NZMSRT Webinar – Progression in MS – Recording now available

September 24, 2021 | Uncategorised

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust hosted its webinar on Progression in MS on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 and is now available to watch online. Multiple Sclerosis is often associated with gradual, progressive worsening of disability. Unlike the episodic, […]

Message from MSNZ on the Pfizer Vaccine and Side Effects

September 1, 2021 | Uncategorised

It is well known that viral infections and vaccinations may cause a fever that can trigger new or worsening of MS neurological symptoms (a pseudo relapse). In most cases these worsening of symptoms are temporary and will improve in time. […]