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MS Otago launches awareness scheme

Monday, July 14, 2003
By Catherine Pattison
Otago Daily Times

The Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society is the first to launch a regional ambassador programme to raise awareness about the neurological illness.

About 12 Otago people either affected by or with knowledge of the illness were chosen to undertake training on Saturday to help them educate the community and health professionals.

National president David Glenn said they would be able to produce a standardised delivery at meetings to give a better understanding of issues surrounding people with multiple sclerosis.

"They are all prepared to stand up and put themselves forward to talk to the public."

Mr Glenn said 3500 people nationwide had the illness and this was the first time people had been trained in a "concerted way" to represent their issues.

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