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Antonella Cardone
Executive Director of Fit for Work EU

Multiple Sclerosis and Employment in Europe - literature review

Multiple Sclerosis and Employment in Europe - literature review

Stephen Bevan and Karen Steadman
14 January 2016

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that impairs functioning of the central nervous system. MS is estimated to affect some 2.3 million across the world. In Europe, it is estimated that between 500,000 and 700,000 people are living with MS

This report maps out the prevalence and impact of MS on employment and productivity within Europe. It also identifies a number of evidence gaps across the whole of Europe, suggesting areas of further research and understanding.

In addition a separate Policy Map identifies policies, good practice and initiatives on a country level. This can be downloaded here.

A summary document provides an overview of this work.  This can be downloaded here.

This report has been prepared, written and edited by The Work Foundation and the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) and financially supported by Novartis International AG who have had no editorial input.


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