Europe marks World Multiple Sclerosis Day on 26 May 2010Comments Off on Europe marks World Multiple Sclerosis Day on 26 May 2010

In Europe, 80 in every 100,000 people have MS and the average age of onset is 29. Many people with MS face discrimination at work or lose their jobs owing to a lack of understanding of the disease. Yet, simple changes, such as flexitime or seated work, can help people stay in the workforce for longer. The theme for this year’s World MS Day is employment.

Additional data on these issues were generated last year through the “Multiple sclerosis information dividend” pilot project on a planned European MS Register. This project, which ended recently, was co-funded by the European Commission’s public health programme.