New Parkinson's technical brief

Knowledge
15 Jul 2022

A new technical brief for Parkinson's has been published by the World Health Organisation in line with the Intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders published last month.

The technical brief outlines the global burden, treatment gaps, and crucial areas for intervention in Parkinson's as well as several areas for action, including:

  • global health policies to implement strategies focused on PD;
  • prevention and reduction of risks for PD including education and awareness;
  • assured access to treatment and care, including access to, and education of, an interdisciplinary workforce trained in neurological disorders; and
  • delivery of services and the management of PD at various levels of health systems.

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