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Actively Advocating: Essential Workers Leave Support

April 7, 2020 | Advocacy, Life with MS

MSNZ is aware that many people with MS are concerned about working in Essential Services and choosing between protecting their or their loved one’s health and earning a living. On 2 April it was announced a new subsidy will support […]


Actively Advocating: Widening the Access to MS Treatments

April 7, 2020 | Advocacy, Treatments

In February Pharmac published the minutes of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee’s (PTAC) November 2019 meeting. The minutes reported the outcome of the meeting at which MSNZs submission to widen the Special Authority (SA) access criteria for disease modifying […]


Disclosing your diagnosis

February 27, 2020 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Support, Uncategorised

Photo: Radio NZ /Dom Thomas Written by Amanda Rose, MSNZ National Manager Disclosing your diagnosis may not be the first step…but it can be the biggest leap in a new positive direction Disclosing any diagnosis privately, let alone publicly, takes […]


The Good Service Project

December 17, 2019 | Advocacy, Education, Funding, Research

“Is it reasonable to wait four months for my neurology referral or MRI?” It’s a surprisingly common question, and that worries us. We regularly receive calls from distressed people experiencing multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms for the first time or in […]


The Cost of MS Study

December 17, 2019 | Advocacy, Education, Funding, Research, Uncategorised

New Zealanders with multiple sclerosis (MS) face undue restrictions to life-altering drug treatments and valuable social supports. The cost and consequences of this lack of access are enormous. We believe this needs to change. New Zealanders with MS need better […]