Contributors

MSIF would like to thank the Atlas of MS Oversight Group and Work Group for their invaluable support in developing the Atlas of MS questionnaire:

oversight group

  • Prof. Alan J Thompson (UK) Chairman
  • Prof. Alexei N Boiko (Russia)
  • Dr. Fernando J. Cáceres (Argentina)
  • Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung (Germany)
  • Prof. Jürg Kesselring (Switzerland)
  • Dr. Bhim S Singhal (India)
  • Prof. Aksel Siva (Turkey)
  • Dr. Ernest Willoughby (New Zealand)

work group

  • Prof. Alan J Thompson (UK)
  • Prof. Mario Battaglia (Italy)
  • Ian Douglas (MSIF)
  • Bernadette Porter (UK)
  • Paul Rompani (MSIF)

world health organization

MSIF would like to thank the following World Health Organization (WHO) staff members for their invaluable support in developing the concept of the Atlas of MS publication, creating the Atlas of MS questionnaire, constructing the database and populating it with the data:

  • Dr. Tarun Dua
  • Dr. Leonid Prilipko
  • Dr. Shekhar Saxena

data providers

We are very grateful to the country coordinators and their colleagues for taking the time and effort to gather the information and data required to complete the Atlas of MS questionnaire, without whom we would not have been able to create the Atlas of MS web site:

Afghanistan Sayed Azimi
Albania Vjollca Koko
Algeria Ait Kaci Ahmed Mahmoud
Argentina Dr. Fernando J. Caceres, Inés Acevedo
Armenia Felix Chilingaryan
Australia Trevor Farrell, Dr Rex Simmons, Dr Elizabeth McDonald, Dr WM Carroll
Austria Prof. Lüder Deecke, Fritz Leutmezer, Helene Kallina
Bahrain Dr. Adel Al Jishi
Bangladesh Prof.Anisul Haque
Barbados Sonia Wilson-Mwansa, David O'Corbin
Belarus Alexei Karchevski, Gennady Makarevich, Anatoli Duk, Elena Tomashevskaya
Belgium Christiane Tihon, Dr. M.B. D’Hooghe
Benin Adjien Kodjo Constant
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mrs. Fata Bahtijarevic, Azra Alajbegovic
Brazil Suely Berner, Dr Nadine Renzi Rossi, Dagoberto Callegaro
Bulgaria Alexandra Effisseneva, Christo Balabanov, Dr. M.Klissurski
Burkina Faso Athanase Millogo
Cameroon Dr Callixte Kuate Tegueu
Canada Deanna Groetzinger, Jon Temme, Dr. William J Mcilroy, paul
Chile Jorge Barahona Strauch
China Xu Xianhao
Colombia Dr. Jorgeluis Sánchez Múnera
Costa Rica Dr. Alexander Parajeles, Yamileth Ramirez
Côte d’Ivoire Douayoua Th
Croatia Jasminka Matic, Danica Eškic, Slava Podobnik-Šarkanji, Mirta Janeš
Cuba Margarita Ruiz Peraza, María E. Moscoso, Cesar Rapetti
Cyprus Dr Pantzaris Marios
Czech Republic Dr. Svatopluk Cablik
Democratic Republic of the Congo Daniel Tshala-Katumbay
Denmark Einar Berdal, Birgit Tüchsen
Dominican Republic Dana Guttmann
Ecuador Patricio Abad
Egypt Mai Sharawy
Estonia Mariann Klemets, Maria Kütt, Katrin Gross-Paju
Ethiopia Dr Guta Zenebe
Finland Anssi Kemppi, Dr. Juhani Ruutiainen, Pia-Nina Vekka
France Jean-Marie Eral, Prof. Etienne Roullet, Jean-Louis Dousset
Gabon Gertrude Mouangue Minso
Georgia Rusudan Pantsulaia, Dr. Marina Kiziria, Khatuna Mikaberidze
Germany Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel, Dr. Gabriele Seestaedt, Prof. H.P. Hartung, Prof. B. Hemmer
Ghana
Greece Anastasios Orologas
Guatemala Patricia Grajeda De Calderón
Guinea Yves Morel, Mohamed M’mah Diaby
Haiti Marlange Jerome-Dutton
Honduras Marco T. Medina
Hong Kong Dr. Lau Kwok Kwong
Hungary Andras Guseo
Iceland Sigurbjörg Ármannsdóttir, Dr. Sverrir Bergmann
India Prof. Bhim Sen Singhal, Paul Rompani
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Mohammad Ali Sahraian, paul
Iraq Khalid Ibrahim Mousa, Hamid Fakher Al-Azawi
Ireland Dr. Graham Love, Dr. Stanley Hawkins, Aidan Larkin
Israel Prof' Kahana Esther
Italy Mario Alberto Battaglia, Grazia Rocca
Japan Dr. Kazuo Fujihara
Jordan Ahmad Abu Zayyad
Kazakhstan Dr. Zhannat Idrissova
Kenya Dr. Juzar Hooker, Razia Mohamedali
Kuwait Dr. Suhail Alshammari
Latvia Guntra Cirule, Dr. Maija Metra, Liga Mazure, Skaidrite Beitlere
Lebanon Bassem Yamout
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania Rasa Kizlaitiene, Aldona Droseikiene
Luxembourg Freichel Paulette, René Metz, Haan Yves, Gansen Anja, Camporese Rina, Haas Fernand
Madagascar Andriantseheno Marcellin
Malawi Terttu Heikinheimo-Connell
Malaysia Dr. Victor HT Chong
Malta Leslie Agius, Dr. Norbert Vella
Mexico Dr. Merced Velázquez, Concepción Lujan Uranga
Moldova Lisnic Vitalie
Mongolia Shuren Dashzeveg
Montenegro
Morocco Mohamed Yahyaoui
Myanmar
Namibia Bianca Ozcan
Netherlands Dr. Marga Nijenhuis, Daeter-Hilgers-Hintzen, Rogier Hintzen, Nora Holtrust
New Zealand Amy Greenwood, Dr. Ernie Willoughby
Nicaragua Jorge Martinez Cerrato
Nigeria Adesola Ogunniyi
Norway Dr. Kjell-Morten Myhr, Turid Hesselberg
Oman
Pakistan Dr. Abdul Malik
Panama
Paraguay Dr. Victor Fernando Hamuy Diaz de Bedoya
Peru Dr. Darwin Vizcarra, Ana Chereque
Poland Izabela Odrobinska, Halina Bartosik-Psujek, Krzysztof Selmaj, Zbigniew Stelmasiak
Portugal Jorge Da Silva, Dr. Rui Pedrosa
Qatar Dr Hassan Al Hail
Republic of Korea Kwang Ho Lee
Romania Berha Mihaela, Dr. Vasile Titus Mihai
Russian Federation Prof. Boiko Alexey
San Marino
Saudi Arabia Amal Abdulrahman
Senegal Fatou Sene Diouf
Serbia Tatjana Dakic, Tatjana Pekmezovic, Nevenka Rasic, Jelena Drulovic, Vanja Taleski, Lenka Babic
Singapore Benjamin Ong
Slovakia Dr Lubica Prochazkova
Slovenia Dr Beatrika Koncan-Vracko
South Africa Jan Jakob Stephanus (Fanie) Du Toit, Prof. G Modi
Spain Águeda Alonso Sánchez
Sri Lanka Dr. Udaya Kumara Ranawaka
Sweden Arja Hill
Switzerland Vera Rentsch, Dr. Andrea Gerfin, Prof. Jürg Kesselring, Herbert Keller
Syrian Arab Republic Dr. Ahmad Khalifa
Taiwan
Thailand Naraporn Prayoonwiwat
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Lodi Gogovska
Tunisia Dr. Chokri Mhiri
Turkey Dr. Aysegül Ünlüsoy, Aksel Siva, Dr. Nevin Sutlas
Ukraine Nehrych Tetiana
United Arab Emirates Dr. Jihad Said Inshasi
United Kingdom Sharon Heffenden, Alasdair Coles, Lynda Finn, Kathryn White, Jane Petty
United States of America Dr. Nicholas G. LaRocca, Dr. Beverly Noyes, Dr. John Richert, Nancy Holland, Susan Sanabria, Arno Test
Uruguay Dr. Carlos Oehninger Gatti
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Arnoldo Soto
Viet Nam Le Duc Hinh
Yemen Hesham Awn
Zambia Masharip Atadzhanov
Zimbabwe Jens Mielke