WBD 2021

Stop Multiple Sclerosis: World Brain Day 2021

Every five minutes, someone receives the life-altering diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease that affects more than 2.8 million people of all ages worldwide. This World Brain Day is dedicated to raising awareness for MS. Join us on July 22 2021 as we work together to stop MS by diagnosing earlier, providing better access to life-changing treatments, and advocating for improved quality of life for those living with MS and their caregivers.

 

 

 

About World Brain Day

World Brain Day 2021 is dedicated to multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease that affects 2.8 million people of all ages globally. Disease-modifying treatments slow the progression of MS, yet access to these medications is unavailable in many parts of the world. This World Brain Day, let’s work together to stop MS by diagnosing earlier, providing better access to life-changing treatments, and advocating for improved quality of life for those living with MS and their caregivers. Join the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the MS International Federation (MSIF) on July 22, 2021, as we share vital information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of MS.

Key Messages

  • Disability: Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that impacts every aspect of a person’s life, with effects ranging from cognitive impairment to significant physical disability.
  • Prevalence: 2.8 million people of all ages globally are affected by MS, and someone receives this life-altering diagnosis every five minutes.
  • Education: We must work with health care professionals to recognise the signs and symptoms of MS so people can be diagnosed early and effectively treated.
  • Access to Treatment: Disease-modifying treatments slow disease progression, dramatically improving the quality of life for those living with MS, yet access to these medications is unavailable in many parts of the world.
  • Advocacy: We can stop MS by diagnosing earlier, providing better access to life-changing treatments, and advocating for improving the quality of life for those living with MS and their caregivers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Partners

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne MD FRACP FRSM FAAN FAHA FRCP (Edin) FRCP (London)
Chair, WFN Public Awareness & Advocacy Committee
Senior Neurologist and Director, Stroke Unit, Neuroscience Research Unit, Movement disorders program, Headache program at Western Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grisold
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria
WFN Secretary-General

wfn logo.png  Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

Contact

For all enquiries, please contact: wbd2021@wfneurology.org

Mrs Jade Levy
WFN Education Project Coordinator (Jade@wfneurology.org)

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