World Health Assembly passes neurological conditions action plan


Delegates at the 75th World Health Assembly have approved a new intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders (including stroke, migraine, dementia and meningitis) that aims to improve access to care and treatment for people living with these conditions, while preventing new cases and promoting brain health and development across the life course. The plan was developed in response to neurological disorders being the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years and the second leading cause of death globally. During the session it was noted that despite the high global burden of neurological conditions, access to both services and support for these conditions is insufficient, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The action plan will address the challenges and gaps in providing care and services for people with neurological disorders and ensure a comprehensive, coordinated response across sectors. Further information on the intersectional plan is available at: