MS Australia Joins Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week

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MS Australia is again teaming up with Jean Hailes‘ Women’s Health Week, to promote good health for all women and girls and to support the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. About three times more women than men are affected by MS.

“We are pleased to again be partnering with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. We aim to reach women and girls around the country with important health and well-being messages, to raise awareness, educate, provide connections, information and highlight the work we do in MS research, advocacy and frontline support and advisory services,” Rohan Greenland, CEO of MS Australia, said in a press release.

MS is typically diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 years, around the time when many women are considering starting a family and building their career. Awareness of the condition could lead to a timely diagnosis and treatment management that may result in better overall well-being.

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Jean Hailes is an Australian not-for-profit health organization that is committed to improving women’s health. The organization has held a Women’s Health Week every year since 2013 to educate women about their health.

This year, the event will take place Sept. 6–10, and it will focus on different health-related topics that are important for women. Each day throughout the week will have a different theme including: Move It; Periods from start to finish; Relationships; Connection; and Nurture and Sleep. There also will be several events and online activities, and registered participants may receive free health articles, podcasts, and recipes.

“We are encouraging all women and girls to join the week to find the support, connection and information they need to be healthy in mind and body,” said Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager.

MS Australia is in its second year partnering with Women’s Health Week, and together with the four Australian state MS bodies, will be presenting a week-long informative and educational program to accompany the Women’s Health Week daily themes.

Although the topics mainly highlight women’s health, the program is intended to be inclusive of everyone affected by MS and other neurological disorders.

“Our program for Women’s Health Week is for people living with or with an interest in MS. It is important to convey health and education messages to the community, taking into consideration the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, as well as good health management, which will help to promote well-being living with MS,” said Greenland.

More details about MS Australia’s program for Women’s Health Week and other resources to follow, are available here and on their social media channels. For information on Women’s Health Week, visit this website.

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