MEP Mr Kelly's support for MG awareness

MEP Mr Kelly's support for MG awareness

In the healthcare landscape, the fight against rare diseases often requires champions who are willing to stand up and draw attention to the needs and challenges faced by those living with lesser known but profoundly impactful conditions. MEP Kelly recently underlined his commitment to one such condition, Myasthenia Gravis (MG), by signing the All United for MG Call to Action. This gesture is not just a formal act, but a profound statement of solidarity and recognition of the urgency needed to address the complex issues associated with rare diseases.

MG, a rare neuromuscular disorder, poses a significant challenge not only to those living with it, but also to the healthcare system tasked with providing comprehensive care. MG affects a relatively small proportion of the population, but its impact on quality of life can be devastating. It is a condition that can affect the simplest of daily activities, turning routine tasks into insurmountable hurdles. This reality makes the advocacy and support of public figures such as MEP Mr. Kelly not only beneficial, but essential.

A Call for Action

Last year, Mr. Kelly took a decisive step by endorsing the Call for Action as part of the All United for MG campaign. This move goes beyond mere recognition; it is a call for proactive engagement by all stakeholders involved in health policy, research and treatment. By lending his voice, Mr. Kelly is amplifying the call for the increased funding, research, and awareness needed to improve the lives of those living with MG.

The urgency of the response

The rarity of MG should never be an excuse for complacency. Instead, it should be a catalyst for action. The challenges of diagnosing and treating rare diseases require a coordinated and committed response. Through his advocacy, Mr. Kelly emphasises the importance of not allowing the relatively small number of MG cases to diminish the urgency of our collective response. This attitude is crucial to ensuring that rare diseases receive the attention and resources they so desperately need.

Mr. Kelly's signing of the All United for MG Call for Action is a testament to his commitment to addressing healthcare issues that may not always be in the mainstream spotlight, but are nonetheless critical. It is a reminder that when it comes to healthcare, no disease should be left behind and no patient should feel isolated in their fight. By standing with those living with MG, Mr. Kelly not only highlights the specific needs of the MG community, but also sets an example of how policymakers can play a pivotal role in the fight against rare diseases. His action is a call to all of us to recognise the importance of unity, advocacy, and urgency in addressing the challenges posed by rare diseases such as MG.

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