World Brain Day

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Every year, on 22 July, World Brain Day is observed to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.

Important facts

  • This year the theme of World Brain Day is Brain Health for all.

  • The World Brain Day 2022 campaign will focus on these five key messages globally:

  • Awareness: Brain health is important for mental, social and physical health.

  • Prevention: Many brain diseases can be prevented.

  • Advocacy: Optimal brain health requires global efforts.

  • Education: Education is the key to brain health for all.

  • Access: Equal access to resources, treatment and rehabilitation is essential to brain health.

Multiple sclerosis

  • Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spine.

  • Multiple sclerosis disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

  • In this condition myelin, a protective layer around nerve fibres, is attacked by the immune system.

  • This causes swelling and temporary sores.

  • According to the WFN, multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that affects a person's life, with effects ranging from cognitive impairment to physical disability.

  • The progression of multiple sclerosis can be slowed by disease-modifying therapies.

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