In commemoration of the World MSA Day on October 3, Nigerians are set to participate in creating a chain of illumination for those who have lost their lives to Multiple System Atrophy worldwide by holding special candle lighting.
The Nigerian special candle lighting will take place by 8pm at the St. Saviour’s Hall, Onikan Lagos. This would also be observed across the world to create an unbroken chain of illumination reaching every corner of the earth for 24 hours.
He added that the day is meant to collectively pay respect to people around the world who are battling with MSA and those who have lost their lives to it.
Mr Ajibade Fashina, a trustee of the foundation, however, noted that there have been headways and there are on-going researches across the world, adding that more medical professionals are getting involved in the cause of Multiple System Atrophy.
Multiple System Atrophy is a progressive neurological disorder that affects adult men and women.
MSA is caused by degeneration or atrophy of nerve cells in several areas of the brain which can result in problems with movement, balance and automatic functions of the body such as bladder and blood pressure control. Unlike Parkinson’s disease, MSA progresses more quickly with seven to nine average remaining lifespan after the onset of symptoms in patients.