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[Updated] COVID-19 – Advice for Patients

March 12, 2020 | Support

NOTE: This post was updated on the 27/03/2020, to reflect the requirements of Alert Level 4. Key updates: At this stage, there is no evidence that MS treatments increase the risk of infection with COVID-19. Theoretically, however, there may be […]

Countdown Priority Assistance

April 8, 2020 | Uncategorised

Priority booking for Countdown supermarket delivery has been set up to benefit people who have health issues that make it dangerous for them to go to the supermarket for essential supplies. Please ONLY use this service if you absolutely need […]

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 […]

COVID-19 and MS – Global Data Sharing Initiative

April 2, 2020 | Uncategorised

MS data sharing during the coronavirus pandemic The MS Data Alliance (MSDA) and the MS International Federation (MSIF) with its members, have teamed up to lead a global data sharing initiative for COVID-19 in people with MS. They are calling […]

Locked Down With Multiple Sclerosis: 7 tips to get you through

March 27, 2020 | Life with MS, Support, Uncategorised

It’s day two of the lockdown, and most people are still trying to figure out what the next four weeks will look like. Plus, we are experiencing a whole range of emotions. Many of us are likely experiencing anxiety, for […]