ADI at the World Health Assembly

22 May 2012 - ADI has started a week of advocacy efforts at the sixty-fifth annual meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Discussions during this year's meeting are integral to furthering the call for more to be done to address non-communicable diseases, including dementia.

These discussions will centre on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases based on the outcomes of the United Nations High Level Meeting in New York, USA in September 2011 and the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control, which took place in April in Moscow, Russia. The meeting is expected to play a key role in guiding the development of a set of voluntary global targets, which the World Health Organization will prepare before the end of 2012.

On Tuesday 22 May, ADI and Association Alzheimer Suisse are hosting a World Health Assembly side event centred on the contents of the recently released WHO report, Dementia: A Public Health Priority. Speakers at the event will include Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director of Mental Health, Neurological Disorders and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, and Dr Jacob Roy, ADI Chairman.

Find out more about Dementia: A Public Health Priority