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WHO Global Action Plan on dementia moves closer to approval

Monday 30 January 2017

During the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board, which took place in Geneva between 23 January and 1 February 2017, the Board approved a report by the WHO Director General recommending that the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) endorse the draft global action plan on the public health response to dementia.

The report and accompanying resolution, approved on 30 January, include a set of global targets and indicators to develop practicable and ambitious national implementation strategies, and request the WHO Director General to submit progress reports in 2020, 2023 and 2026 on the plan’s implementation.

The Global Action Plan will now be considered by WHA70 on 22-27 May 2017.

Other topics under discussion at the WHO Executive Board meeting were: