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MSNZ President receives Queen’s birthday Honour

June 8, 2021 | Advocacy, Media

Multiple Sclerosis NZ is thrilled to announce our President, Neil Woodhams, has received an honour in the Queen’s Birthday List for recognition of his services to people with Multiple Sclerosis. Neil is a leading advocate for New Zealanders with MS, […]


McDonald 2017 finally receives PTAC recognition

May 25, 2021 | Advocacy, Media

Still unfunded, but finally acknowledged, McDonald 2017 criteria for diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one step closer to being used in NZ for accessing treatment. The February 2021 minutes of PHARMAC’s Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) were released this month, recommending […]


New Zealanders urged to consider careers in care and support

May 25, 2021 | Media

The vast majority of New Zealanders believe people working in community support roles are important to society but less than half of New Zealanders would recommend it to family as a career, according to new research. Yet, it’s a hugely […]


Call for Stem Cell treatment for MS

May 20, 2021 | Advocacy, Media, Treatments

Anne Beasley had to travel to India for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) at the end of 2019 and at a cost of $42,000 Although it is already available in New Zealand for people with blood and bone marrow cancer, […]


PHARMAC widens access to funded treatments for multiple sclerosis

February 12, 2021 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Media, Treatments

Media Release – 12 February 2021 – Released by PHARMAC PHARMAC announced today that it will be widening access to all funded multiple sclerosis treatments from 1 March. 1800 people with multiple sclerosis will be able to stay on their […]