Atlas Multiple Sclerosis Resources in the World 2008
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563758 ISBN-10    9241563753
Order Number    11500747 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2008        51   pages
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Summary
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults. Although some people with MS experience little disability during their lifetime, up to 60% are no longer fully ambulatory 20 years after onset, with major implications for their quality of life and the financial cost to society.

This new publication from the World Health Organization and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) presents evidence on the global epidemiology of multiple sclerosis and the resources to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, support and provide services to people with MS.

Atlas-MS summarizes information from 112 countries, representing 88% of the global population, thus can be considered as the leading global assessment on multiple sclerosis. The results of the survey reveal a lack of services and resources allocated to the care of people with MS. The situation is of particular concern in most low and middle income countries.

It is hoped that this Atlas will enhance knowledge and awareness of the global and regional disparities in resources and services for people with MS and will help in the development of policies and programmes for this group of people.