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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 […]


Ocrelizumab approved for funding

October 7, 2019 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Treatments

Media Release – 7 October 2019 Hundreds with Multiple Sclerosis ‘Abandoned’ due to Pharmac Drug Access Criteria There’s concern that a Pharmac decision to fund the drug Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for certain patients with multiple sclerosis from December 1st will still […]


Have a say in the upcoming carers’ strategy consultation!

June 21, 2019 | Advocacy, Life with MS

If you are a family carer, please join the Government at an upcoming meeting to discuss priorities for the new Strategy Action Plan 2019-2023. The draft Action Plan covers a wide range of areas including payment for family carers, flexible […]