“Brain diseases affect billions of people around the world and are the leading cause of disability,” explains Prof. Tissa Wijeratne, World Brain Day Co-Chair. “Better brain health begins with a greater understanding of what it means to maintain a healthy brain and a global understanding of the important role of the brain for humanity.”
The main pillars of this year’s World Brain Day are awareness, prevention, advocacy, education and access.
Awakening: Brain health is essential for mental, social and physical well -being.
Prevention: Many brain diseases can be prevented.
advocacy: Worldwide efforts are needed for optimal brain health.
education: Education is key to brain health for everyone.
Access: Equal access to resources, treatment and rehabilitation is essential for brain health.
“Together, we can inspire action, strive for better resources and access, and push for policy change through the power of information,” he said. David Dodick, MD, Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic and World Brain Day Co-Chair. “There is much more that can be done at the individual, community and global levels to optimize brain health and minimize the personal, family and social impact caused by brain diseases.”
WFN will use World Brain Day to spread knowledge by asking people around the world to promote Brain Health for All by using the hashtags #WorldBrainDay, #WBD2022 and #BrainHeathforAll.
“Brain health for everyone is no more essential,” said Prof. Grisold, President of WFN, “To ensure brain health for all, we need to promote the need for quality neurology and brain health around the world by supporting the implementation of national health policies. brain disease and ensuring access to appropriate and timely diagnosis, treatment and care for all.
The annual World Brain Day takes place on July 22 and dedicated to different topics each year. The date selection is not accidental: WFN is built on July 22, 1957. Now, in its 65th year of existence, WFN is focusing on 2022 efforts to combat all brain diseases and identify what they can do.
WFN is committed to being a leader in brain health advocacy. In 2021, WFN created the Brain Health Initiative. Building that momentum by continuing to share the importance of brain health is the key to making an impact on a global scale. This year’s message will show the world how important brain health is for our overall health.
“Last year, as a foundation for global advocacy around brain health, WFN launched the Brain Health Initiative,” said Prof. Grisold. “Today, we look forward to expanding that initiative into a global effort that shares the importance of brain health for all.”
Calling attention to this complex organ will emphasize the importance of the brain and its important role in controlling every aspect of human collective life. Together, we can achieve Brain Health for All.
About the World Federation of Neurology
With support from 123 national neurological Member Societies, the World Federation of Neurology promotes quality neurology and brain health around the world by promoting neurological education and training, highlighting areas of the world’s lack of resources. .
As a non-state actor in official relations, WFN supports the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) to give everyone an equal opportunity to live a healthy life.
With member Societies around the world, WFN brings together neurologists around the world to ensure quality neurology and advocate for people with better brain health. Learn more about the World Federation of Neurology at wfneurology.org.
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SOURCE World Federation of Neurology