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An update about COVID-19

MSWA remains alert as we monitor the COVID-19 situation.

This article provides a current updates and useful links for further information.

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International Day of People with Disability 2021

MSWA Client Tracey Hockey’s philosophy to ‘never say never’ has seen her embrace every opportunity life has presented her with, including taking part in a cutting-edge stroke trial.

Tracey Hockey smiling while sitting in a cafe with her husband.
NARNIA Communication App aiding language recovery after stroke

MSWA-funded researchers at Curtin University are developing a novel therapy approach for people with aphasia – a communication condition typically seen after stroke.

Tracey Hockey walking by lake.
MS medication ofatumumab now available under PBS

The Government has announced that ofatumumab (Kesimpta®) is now listed under the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS).

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New MSWA CEO appointed

The MSWA Board has announced the appointment of new CEO Melanie Kiely, who will replace Marcus Stafford AM when he steps down in October.

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MSWA New CEO Melanie Kiely.
Speech Pathologists giving Western Australians a voice

Speech Pathology plays a crucial role in helping people regain a fundamental part of being human – communication. Speech Pathologists study, assess, and treat changes in understanding language, speaking, reading, writing, and importantly, swallowing food and drink.

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Speech Pathology Week 2021.
New research and tools for speech pathology

Communication is a fundamental human right. Associate Professor Anne Whitworth from Curtin University is developing a new NARNIA Communication App to help people with communication issues after stroke. This is one of the newly funded projects from our record-breaking $10 million research contribution in 2021.

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Vale Dr Greg Brotherson

It is with sadness we advise that Dr Greg Brotherson passed away on Friday, 6 August 2021.

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Dr Greg Brotherson.
“IT’S HUGE!” - MSWA Albany progress update, August 2021

Over her 25 years as a volunteer, employee and Client, Caroline Clarke-Smith has seen MSWA’s presence in Albany grow from a small support group to the development of a $7m facility for people living with neurological conditions.

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MSWA Albany Services Centre and High Support Accommodation.
MS medication Aubagio (teriflunomide) delisted from Australian market

Aubagio (teriflunomide) a medication used to treat multiple sclerosis is being delisted in Australia by Sanfoli. Generic medications remain available.

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