The first World Health Organisation (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia has come to a close in Geneva. Government officials, researchers, Ministers and other government officials from around 60 nations, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, came together for the first time to discuss the global challenges posed by dementia.
Participants agreed on a call to action on making dementia a global health priority and channelling the momentum on specific actions.
Alzheimers NZ has welcomed the call to action on making a dementia a global health priority.
"The discussions had at the first WHO Ministerial Conference were inspirational, and we were very pleased to see the conversations that began at the G8 Dementia Summit in 2013 being extended to the global stage," says Executive Director Catherine Hall.
"We were particularly excited to see a broad range of topics and solutions being discussed, and a real focus on the impact of dementia on individuals and families and the community response to that, as well as the need for research into treatments and a cure for dementia."
Read the opening remarks of the conference on the WHO website.
Watch recordings of the sessions.
Check out the WHO video animation released at the Conference:
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