RETHINKING MS in Europe, offering tangible policy changes to improve the lives of people living with MS across Europe, went live during Brain Awareness Week
On the occasion of the Brain Awareness Week (16-22 March 2020), the European Brain Council (EBC) and the Health Policy Partnership (HPP) launched RETHINKING MS, endorsed by EAN, the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP), MS International Federation (MSIF), Rehabilitation in MS (RIMS), and the European Charcot Foundation (ECF).
EBC and HPP collaborated with experts from across Europe to build an interdisciplinary consensus around practical and sustainable policy responses to MS at the European level. This formed the basis of the core report, RETHINKING MS in Europe: prioritising integrated services for people with multiple sclerosis. Building on the findings from the 2017 Value of Treatment report, this pan-European policy narrative identifies key challenges in MS care and makes recommendations for how they can be addressed.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects over 750,000 people in Europe – among the highest prevalence and incidence rates in the world. The aim of RETHINKING MS is to create greater visibility for the unmet needs experienced by people with MS, with a particular focus on three key areas: timely diagnosis and personalised treatment; interdisciplinary and coordinated care; and adaptable support in daily life, including rehabilitation and social protection.
You can find more information on the RethinkingMS homepage.