Monthly Archives August 2017


MSSA Social Service team embarked on an awareness campaign on the 11th of August 2017 with Rhema Church. The women conference was organised by Rhema Church and the social service team had a stall with MS information, brochures, pamphlets and etc. People were very much interested and wanted to know more about MS, some were even asking questions related to Ms and for some it was the first time they learned or heard about MS. Social Service team were empowering and educating Rhema Church members and the community at large about MS and also about the services that the MSSA Inland Branch provide. *A word of gratitude to Rhema for giving MSSA Society an opportunity to be part of 2017 Rhema *

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Women’s Day 2017 – Sasolburg

MSSA chairperson (Thembi Sene) and social worker (Collin Kudare) were invited to Sasolburg to celebrate Women`s day. The event was organized by one of our members Heleen van Rooyen with the help from her church members (Nederduitse Hervormde Kerk). Presentations were given on what is MS, its symptoms, managing it and the services offered by MSSA Inland. More so, there was an MS patient that gave a lovely presentation on *“a day in life of a person living with MS”*. This was a wonderful way of celebrating women`s day and we hope to receive more invites like these in the future.

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One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infection

For most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases, the flu can trigger a cascade of immune responses that result in a full-blown relapse of the disease. In a recent study, researchers shed light on what may be happening in the brains of MS patients during upper respiratory infections. 
Source: Science Daily

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