Public Health Response to Dementia


Dear Colleague,
We would like to invite you to participate in the online consultation for the zero draft of the global action plan on the public health response to dementia.
The information on the consultation process is provided below:
The context is as follows:

  • Paragraph 2 of decision EB139(1) requests the Director-General “to develop with the full participation of Member States and in cooperation with other relevant stakeholders a draft global action plan on the public health response to dementia, with clear goals and targets, for consideration by the Seventieth World Health Assembly, through the Executive Board at its 140th session.”

The proposed process to develop the draft global action plan is as follows:

Additional details are available at

Should you have any questions, please contact:

We would like to encourage you to participate in the web-based consultation and submit any comments you may have in response to the WHO Discussion Paper by 15 October 2016.

Kind regards,
The WHO dementia team

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