Read the event report The Global Action Plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders is a unique opportunity to build a multi-stakeholder, integrated response to neurology across the life course and within healthcare systems. What do we mean by 'an integrated response to neurology across the life course and within healthcare systems'? read more
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Join us in our 9th episode as Sam Pauly is joined by Christopher Agbega from Ghana. Christopher lives with Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy, and is an advocate and peer trainer for the Ghana NCD Alliance and a projects officer of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations. We discuss what it's like living read more
Neurology is one of the main medical specialities. Neurological disorders, of which there are over 400, exert a huge burden on our societies. Yet, until recently, neurological disorders have not been identified as a distinct disease group with overarching characteristics, similar to the collective approach taken to diseases like cancers. read more
The two most common neurological disorders, stroke and dementia are preventable to different degrees and most others can be made less likely or less severe through the promotion of brain health. Neurological disorders have become the leading cause of disability adjusted life years (DALY’s) a joint measure of premature death read more
Prof Valery Feigin, Global Policy Committee, World Stroke Organization highlights the importance of action on stroke prevention to secure health for all. Stroke is the major contributor to deaths from neurological disorders globally. Based on current data 1 in 4 individuals over the age of 25 will have a stroke read more
There is unequal access to disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Cost and affordability can be major drivers for narrowing health inequities for people within and between countries. Improving access to treatment requires for-profit and non-profit organisations to have more open conversations to create fairer societies. Equity is a moral principle, read more
In this very personal account, Vinny Smith, CEO of the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) shares a key lesson to take from the process of developing the recently agreed global roadmap for meningitis. The lesson is simple – always think about real people and their read more
Brain health is a term gaining traction in the last few years. But what does brain health actually mean? Is it about mental health? Is it about neurology? Recently, in the context of Lundbeck’s #1VoiceSummit, an annual event gathering advocacy groups passionate about brain health, we asked this question to read more
Join us for this special 10 minute episode where we sit down with Dr Dan Chisholm, a mental health specialist at the WHO Regional Office for Europe and take a look at the global cost of neurological disorders and how it can be addressed. Dr Dan Chisholm read more
If you missed the Global Advocacy Workshop you can watch the recording above and download the meeting report here. Policy momentum is building-up with the development by the WHO Brain Health Unit of the Global Action Plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders [GAP], to be adopted by the read more