The International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (IFMSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit making voluntary health agency and umbrella organization for the 38 established national MS member societies throughout the world. One of the major IFMSS objectives is to serve as a clearing house for educational and scientific information about MS. The World of Multiple Sclerosis on the Internet uniquely provides a vehicle to facilitate the realization of this goal.

The information provided through The World of MS is not intended as an alternative to medical advice. MS is a serious, chronic illness and all treatment should be supervised by qualified medical personnel.

The International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis is the official co-ordinating link among 38 established Multiple Sclerosis Societies throughout the world representing over 3 million people with MS worldwide.

Aims and Purposes

* To stimulate worldwide medical and scientific research relating to MS
* Serve as a central clearing house for educational and scientific information on MS
* Further the work of the IFMSS national MS societies
* Provide counsel and direct assistance in the development of voluntary national MS organisations
* Provide assistance in the formulation of new national MS societies worldwide
* Influence the development of the role of disabled people worldwide
* The ultimate aim of the international MS movement is to help eradicate this disease.