Kuwait societies aim to raise MS awareness

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Kuwait societies aim to raise MS awareness

Postby MSUK » Thu May 03, 2012 6:26 am


Two major medical and cultural societies in Kuwait have joined hands with local experts to raise awareness of the neurological disorder Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through a series of educational talks.

“Most of the MS information on the Internet is available only in English, which makes it difficult in predominantly Arabic-speaking populations like Kuwait to keep the patients and public informed,” said Dr Raed Al Roughani, senior neurology specialist in Al Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, at one of the talks organised by the Kuwait Multiple Sclerosis Association (KMSA) and Kuwait Women Cultural and Social Society (KWCSS).

“We are finding more and more that they use blogs and forums with non-approved medical information as the basis for their choices.”

“Also we’re finding that many people are afraid of being diagnosed with an illness, so while they know that they are exhibiting symptoms that are unusual, they will not go seek a diagnosis out of fear. This is why these talks are so very important,” Dr Al Roughani added.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2325
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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