Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in people between the ages of 20 and 40. There are more than 2.3 million people with MS worldwide.
For people with MS and their families, support and information are vital, as is the knowledge that scientists around the world are collaborating to develop better treatments for MS and eventually stop MS. We are helping to make this happen around the world - both directly and through our member organisations.
The MS International Federation is a unique global network of MS organisations, people affected by MS, volunteers and staff from around the world. Our movement is made up of 48 MS organisations with links to many others.
Our vision is a world without MS
Our mission is to inspire, mobilise and bring the world together to improve the quality of life of everybody affected by MS and to end MS forever
What do we do?
We bring together the work of MS organisations to help people affected by MS around the world. We strengthen those organisations in countries where there is little support for people with MS. We campaign for increased awareness of the disease, provide information to our members, and support international research into better treatments and ways to manage the disease.
In 2017, the 50th anniversary of the MSIF movement, we launched a new five year strategy. Within this new strategy, we are working towards five strategic aims: