The Wife of the President, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, addressed the celebration of May 30 – World Multiple Sclerosis Day, organized by the National Association for Assistance and Support of People with Multiple Sclerosis.
Speaking about the constant struggle and uncertainty of patients with MS, the President’s Wife said that thanks to the improved therapy there is significant improvement in patients, but the challenges and changes are constantly present and therefore in addition to medical treatment, psychological support is essential.
“As a society, institutionally, but also as individuals, we must contribute to the well-being of people with MS. To confirm the support for the improvement of their health condition and of course the improvement of the quality of life. Let us encourage them to persevere in the daily struggle and help them when they need help most”, Gjorgievska said.
Gjorgievska stressed that she admires the perseverance, persistence and optimism of people with MS because they, despite the disease, perform their family and professional responsibilities giving their best.
“May we be inspired by their example and love life and appreciate the things we have. Together we can reduce the consequences and create a friendly environment for all concerned. We must act systematically, thoroughly, without improvisations and spontaneous actions. I am convinced that solidarity and common hope will not last only on World Day, not only during the month of May, but throughout the year”, the President’s Wife said.
The event was addressed by Ana Karajanova Dimitrusheva, President of the National Association for Assistance and Support of People with Multiple Sclerosis, the Deputy Minister of Health, Vladimir Rendevski, the Director of Pharmacy at the Health Insurance Fund, Kristina Hristova, and the Director of PHI University Clinic for Neurology, Ivan Barbov.
Today’s event, called MS Connections, is part of a global campaign to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis to ensure timely and accurate diagnosis, better therapy and a better quality of life for patients with MS.