Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating neuroinflammatory disease of the central nervous system of unknown etiology. Clinical disease usually starts with recurrent and reversible neurological deficits in early adulthood and transforms into a disease course with continuous and progressive neurological decline 20 years later.
World MS Day (WMSD) is the only global awareness raising campaign for MS. Every year, the MS movement comes together to provide the public with information about MS and how it affects the lives of more than two million people around the world.
WMSD is a useful website with rich resources. It was launched in 2009 with over 200 events in 67 countries and has continued to grow every year. This year the theme is 'Living with MS.'
WMSD 2012 is built around the 1000 faces of MS concept, which puts people with MS at the heart of their campaign. The 1000 faces webpage will be live on 30th May 2012
The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSFI) was established in 1967 as an international body linking the activities of national MS societies around the world.