21/07/2021 - 17:00

MSWA to spend $10m on research

21/07/2021 - 17:00

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WA's largest multiple sclerosis charity has committed to giving $10 million to neurological research this financial year.

MSWA to spend $10m on research
Marcus Stafford has led MSWA since 2002

Western Australia's largest multiple sclerosis charity has committed to giving $10 million to neurological research this financial year.

MSWA, which is led by Marcus Stafford, is the fourth largest charitable organisation in WA by revenue, having receipted $85.6 million in the most recent financial year.

Newly committed research funding is expected to go towards clinical trials, educational tools and insights for the wider neurological research community.

Mr Stafford said supporters should be proud of their contributions.

"In fact, I am delighted to say that this record-breaking contribution to research makes MSWA the largest non-government funder of neurological research in Australia," he said.

Desmond Graham, the society's president, said the funding was significant and thanked the board and Mr Stafford for their work.

“This funding boost will assist to supercharge MS research in Australia, some great examples of which occur in WA," he said.

"It will accelerate the world leading work of our MS researchers, enabling them to identify new treatments for people living with MS, in particular those with the progressive forms of the disease, as well as investigate ways to enhance the brain’s defences against MS and repair myelin.”

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