World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day takes place on 30th May every year. 

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day brings the global Multiple Sclerosis community together and to raise awareness and campaigns with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). 

The theme for World MS Day 2020-2023 is ‘connections’. The MS Connections campaign is all about building community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care. 

The campaign tagline is ‘I Connect, We Connect’ and the campaign hashtag is MS Connections. MS Connections challenges social barriers that leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and socially isolated. It is an opportunity to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care. 

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) is the nodal body to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities of the country. DEPwD comes under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

The theme colour of MS Day is Orange. On 30th May, 2023, the organizations lighten their buildings in orange colour.

What is Multiple sclerosis 
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive, neurological disorder that is more common in women than men. The disease occurs when myelin sheaths that surround nerves within the brain and spinal cord are lost.

What causes Multiple Sclerosis?

Both chronic and progressive Multiple sclerosis has many symptoms that grow worse over time. The cause of multiple sclerosis is still being investigated and scientists and researchers are still to reach an agreement.  

How is multiple sclerosis treated?
It is a lifelong condition but treatment can help manage it.  Till today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but some medications provide relief from the MS symptoms.  

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include reduced mobility, cognitive function and loss of vision.