Cape Reinga to Bluff for MS Awareness!

Blake Acklin is raising funds for MSNZ and MS Otago by doing the 3000km Te Araroa Trail. Why? Because, as Blake says “If you google MS you’ll find that for every story of hope, there are 100 more stories of despair. This isn’t a fair representation of the MS community! I wish I had known …

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Notice of Special General Meeting

When: Saturday 10th October 2020 Time: 1:30 pm Where: Cargill Enterprises, 199 Hillside Rd, Dunedin 9012 Attendance via Zoom is possible. No voting is possible by Zoom, a proxy form will need used. Please support the Society by attending this event. Only Financial Members have the right to vote. Members need to have joined by …

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COVID-19 MS Otago Service Update

Greetings to you all. Events this week have brought Covid 19 very much to the fore. MS Otago is working to look after your safety and well being during this troubling time. This means: Supporting Valerie to deliver our core service in a safe way, for as long as possible. Currently this means: Valerie will …

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COVID-19 Update

Wash Hands

Adapted from: msnz.org.nz/covid-19-advice-for-patients/ and msnz.org.nz/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ Key Information At this stage, there is no evidence that MS treatments increase the risk of infection with COVID-19. Theoretically, however, there may be an increased risk of infection (and a possible effect on the course of infection) on some treatments that may have more of an immunosuppressive effect, particularly …

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Measles Update from MS New Zealand

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Adapted from msnz.org.nz/measles What you need to know New Zealand is currently going through a measles outbreak with over 1059 confirmed cases nationwide and 20 of these in the SDHB area according to press reports. Where possible vaccination is your best protection. However, the MMR immunisation is a live attenuated vaccine. For people with MS …

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