Report marks 1st anniversary of the adoption of the Global plan on dementia

23 May 2018 – A new report has been published by ADI to mark the 1st anniversary of the adoption of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025.

From plan to impact; Progress towards targets of the Global plan on dementia will be launched at an official side event to the 71st World Health Assembly, featuring a panel of high level representatives from Australia, Japan, Netherlands and the UK, Dementia Alliance International and WHO.

The report contains an update on dementia plans adopted and in development around the world, including progress towards target one of the Global plan; for 146 WHO Member States to develop plans, policies or other frameworks on dementia by 2025. To date, national plans have been developed by 27 WHO Member States, with 28 plans currently in development.

Action areas of the Global plan also include awareness and dementia friendliness, risk reduction, diagnosis and treatment, care and support, information systems, research and innovation. 

Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia. ADI urges that every government develops, allocates funding and monitors a plan on dementia, and dedicates attention to the seven Action areas of the Global plan.

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