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09 August 2021
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Women’s Health Week partners with MS Australia to spotlight multiple sclerosis and women’s health

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects around three times as many women as men. A chronic condition of the central nervous system, MS is commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 years, when many women are focusing on career and family planning. An early diagnosis and good health management can make a huge difference to treatment and management of the disease.

In its second year partnering with Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week, MS Australia, in collaboration with the four state/territory MS organisations, will present a week-long information and education program. Designed to complement the Women’s Health Week daily themes, the program includes a diverse mix of activities, presentations, resources and events to engage the community.

While the topics focus primarily on women’s health, the program will be inclusive of all people affected by MS and other neurological conditions. It will cover diet and nutrition, strength and balance, fertility and pregnancy, relationships and sex, connection, and fatigue and sleep.

MS Australia CEO, Rohan Greenland, said the organisation was “pleased to again be partnering with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.”

“We aim to reach women and girls around the country with important health and wellbeing messages, to raise awareness, educate, provide connections, information and highlight the work we do in MS research, advocacy and frontline support and advisory services,” he said.

“Our program for Women’s Health Week is for people living with, or with an interest in, MS. It is important to convey health and education messages to the community, taking into consideration the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, as well as good health management, which will help to promote wellbeing living with MS.”

For more details about MS Australia’s Women’s Health Week 2021 program and a sneak peek of the resources to follow, please visit the special digital Hub: www.events.msaustralia.org.au/WHW2021 and MS Australia social media channels.

For more information on Women’s Health Week please visit: womenshealthweek.com.au

About MS Australia

MS Australia is the national peak body for people affected by MS and is dedicated to advocacy, communications, education, funding and coordinating MS research, as part of the worldwide effort to solve MS. MS Australia also works closely with its four state/territory MS member organisations, who provide services, programs and support to the MS community nationwide.