The Third High-Level Meeting of the United Nations on Non-Communicable Diseases – Time to deliver leaving no one behind
The third high-level meeting of the United Nations (U.N.) on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was held Sept. 27 at the UN in New York City. It scaled up multistakeholder and multisectoral responses for the prevention and control of NCDs in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The World Federation of Neurology (WFN), represented by Wolfgang Grisold, was able to participate in this high-level meeting.
Non-communicable diseases such as stroke, dementia, other degenerative diseases, brain cancer, and neuromuscular diseases are an important part of neurology. In particular, stroke and the recent modifications of the ICD-11 classification, aim toward an improvement of the care of stroke patients worldwide. To continue this important development is a critical task of the neurological community.
The full report on the meeting can be found here.
Report on the 68th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe
The 68th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe took place in Rome (September 17 – 2, 2018).
The WFN, a non-state actor to WHO, and EAN took part in this event.
The WFN was able to make a statement, this time on stroke. This statement can be found on the WHO website and was jointly made with the World Stroke Organization (WSO), the European Stroke Organization (ESO), and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
A full report on the meeting written by Prof. W. Grisold, Secretary General to the WFN, can be found here.