As we reach the half-way point of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global action plan on dementia, join ADI and a panel of expert speakers for the launch of our new From Plan to Impact report.
Five years on from the launch of the WHO Global action plan on dementia in 2017 and more than a year into the global coronavirus pandemic, we are shining a light on progress towards the goals of the 7-action areas of the global plan by looking at best practices and development, barriers and frustrations, and asking how we can pick up momentum as we work towards 2025.
While 194 nations signed the WHO Global action plan on dementia in 2017, only 33 have developed national plans. During this side event, we will be asking why, as well as looking for solutions and best practice. We’ll also examine awareness, risk reduction, diagnosis, treatment, care and support, as well as a view on research and potentially imminent treatment and diagnostic breakthroughs.
This side event to the World Health Assembly will be chaired by Paola Barbarino, ADI’s Chief Executive, with speakers including but not limited to:
- Mr Budi G. Sadikin, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health of Indonesia
- Dr Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo, Director of National Institute of Geriatrics, National Institute of Health, Mexico
- Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO
- Prof Gill Livingston, Professor of Psychiatry of Older People, University College London
- Kate Swaffer, CEO and Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International
This will be an interactive session and we are encouraging questions for the panellists across all 7-action areas of the WHO Global action plan on dementia. During these truly difficult pandemic times, it is essential that dementia remains a public health priority.