The World Health Organization (WHO) have marked World Alzheimer’s Day with the publication of new materials on the Global plan on dementia, produced in partnership with ADI.
The materials include a new infographic on the global impact of dementia, and factsheets on the importance of the 2017 global plan for civil society, policy makers, health and social care professionals and people living with dementia.ADI played an active role in the development of the materials, that relate the global targets of the plan into an accessible format.
Paola Barbarino, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) said:
It is fantastic to see the launch of such important materials by our colleagues at the WHO. The publication of these materials on World Alzheimer’s Day is a timely reminder that governments must act now to address dementia in every country.
The Global plan of action on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 was adopted unanimously at the World Health Assembly in 2017. Targets of the plan offer the single greatest opportunity for the advancement of dementia understanding, care and science worldwide.