Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

Fédération internationale de sclérose en plaques
Federación Internacional de Esclerosis Múltiple
Internationale Bund für Multiple Sklerose

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History

16 Oct 1966, Washington DC (USA), as International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (IFMSS) - Fédération internationale des associations de la sclérose en plaques - Internationale Vereinigung der Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaften - Federación Internacional de Sociedades contra la Esclerosis Múltiple. Incorporated, 1 May 1967, in the State of Delaware (USA). By-Laws adopted 8 Aug 1967, London (UK). Revised: Mar 1988; Oct 1991; Sep 1993; Sep 1997. As of 1 Jan 2005, registered as a UK charity: 1105321.

Aims

Eliminate multiple sclerosis and promote, stimulate and encourage scientific research into causes of and a cure for MS and related neurological diseases; educate the general public about MS, including through collecting and disseminating relevant scientific and educational information; coordinate and further the work of national MS organizations on an international level so as to encourage those affected by MS to achieve full potential as members of society by improving their quality of life; provide advice and active help in further developing voluntary national MS organizations and in formation of such organizations; aid, support and relieve persons who are in any way affected as a result of MS and related diseases, while completely involving people affected by MS.

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Activities

Awards/prizes/competitions; events/meetings.

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Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 42 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

C1960

Last News Received

2014
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