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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
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Welcome to Multiple Sclerosis South Africa

The purpose of this website is to create both awareness of this most debilitating disease and to provoke any and all suggestions which may lead to empowering multiple sclerosis sufferers in South Africa and in doing so put MSSA on the world wide map.


History of MSSA

The Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1966 by Dr Geoffrey Dean in Port Elizabeth which eventually lead to the 3 existing branches countrywide. MSSA Western Cape, MSSA Inland and MSSA KZN.

At 85 years of age Dr Geoffrey Dean received the Investiture of CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen of England. It was bestowed on him largely due to his MS research and the significant role he played in putting South Africa on the MS map. Dr Geoffrey passed away on the 7 September 2009 at the age of 90.

The Life of Dr Geoffrey Dean, CBE – as written by his son, John Geoffrey Dean was born on 5 Dec 1918 in Wrexham, Wales. He was the son of Richard Dean, who was a manager at the local Westminster Bank. He has two younger sisters Pauline and Helen Dean. His sister Pauline also became a doctor and practised as a Catholic missionary for many years in Nigeria and Kenya.

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