New MS initiative launched in UAE

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New MS initiative launched in UAE

Postby MSUK » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:06 am


With the number of patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the UAE rising every year, a group of doctors have come together to raise awareness on the disease by associating with a support group — the Middle East MS Platform — under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The MS support group comprises doctors and volunteers from various fields who have come together with the aim of promoting awareness and providing clinical, psychological, and moral support for MS patients and their families in the UAE and beyond.

For as many as 1,000 people reported to be MS sufferers in the UAE, the group will help garner support and understanding from the public and other medical professionals in combating the spread of disease in the UAE, said Dr Nizar Ibrahim, specialist neurologist at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, and a fellow supporter of the MS platform.... Read More - ... ageid/1264
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