Dear colleagues and partners!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with brighter days and true friends, with long-awaited breakthroughs and unexpected rewards!
Russian Multiple Sclerosis Society
It is our pleasure you have opened the English language web-site of the Russian Multiple Sclerosis Society (RuMSS).
At this web-site, we intend to create an information window for those, who find contents in English easier to follow than in Russian. We want to make our English-speaking visitors and stakeholders feel comfortable here as much as possible through a friendlier way of presenting information.
I put much trust you will enjoy navigating here and find this resource informative!
Dr Yan Vlasov
25th November, 2014. Moscow. The 5th Russian Congress of Patients took place at News Agency «Russia Today» gathering representatives of NGOs from almost every Russian region.
It has been almost two years since ARMSS was granted with the consultative status in ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council), UN. During this time, we have already participated in a competition, organized by the UN, shared experiences and opinions and even made working visits to each other. However, the time has come for us to exercise our right of the ECOSOC consultative status and make a change in the work of this UN structure, which has been done by ARMSS President, Yan Vlasov.
Since the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UN, to grant Special Consultative Status for the All-Russian MS Society at the beginning of this year in New-York, which President Yan Vlasov attended and spoke at, some 6 months have passed. Yet, the long-awaited news could not reach us sooner.
Our Organisation (original name: All-Russian Public Organization of Disabled People with Multiple Sclerosis) has changed its former abbreviation ‘ARMSS’ to acquire the acronym ‘RuMSS’.
This is the short form of the Russian Multiple Sclerosis Society, i.e. the name for our Organisation, which is best acceptable overseas.
On the 7-11 of July, the 2014 Annual Ministerial Review was convened in New York as part of the ECOSOC High-level Segment, UN. On the first day, attendees heard a statement, prepared by President of the Russian MS Society (RuMSS) Dr. Yan Vlasov that suggests initiating under the auspices of the UN a discussion platform between NGOs in the ECOSOC consultative status from all over the world to discuss the RuMSS’ initiative of establishing public control in healthcare.
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