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Alzheimer Europe responds to WHO discussion paper

Friday 02 April 2021

Alzheimer Europe has responded to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) discussion paper on the development of the development of a global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders. In November 2020, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted resolution WHA 73.10 instructing the WHO to develop a global action plan to address the challenges and gaps in providing care and services for people with epilepsy and neurological disorders.

As the first step​, the WHO Secretariat developed and published a discussion paper, setting out the overarching strategic aims and vision for the action plan, inviting Member States and other interested organisations to submit feedback. Alzheimer Europe developed a response highlighting a number of areas including:

  • How the new plan would align with other areas of work, including the WHO global action plan on dementia
  • Disease specific vs. “catch all” policies
  • The challenges in the categorisation of dementia
  • The scale of the challenge posed by dementia

You can our response here: