1 World Health Organisation Keynote Speech:
Global Action Plan on Neurology and Epilepsy
WHO Director Devora Kestel
Universal Health coverage/Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases
Opening of the webinar.
Following the previous EMEA webinar, and at the request of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dr Tedros' office stated that many of the topics discussed at our roundtable in June 2021 (challenges faced by those suffering and their families, improving access to care and support, improving education/information, bottlenecks in research, treatment and services) would be addressed and included in the Intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders. As the draft of the action plan had been developed based on the input received on the discussion paper and outlined the scope, vision, goal, and strategic objectives as well as specific actions for Member States, the WHO Secretariat and international and national partners, then Dr Tedros had requested Ms Devora Kestel to engage with EMEA and arrange to present the draft action plan at the meeting.