The Intersectoral Global Action Plan (IGAP): A unique opportunity for neurology across the globe.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) approved the Intersectoral Global Action Plan (IGAP) in 2022. This ambitious project, formally called the Intersectoral Global Action Plan for Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders, is a 10-year plan to enhance neurology implementation worldwide and to raise the status of brain health and neurology services for patients with neurological diseases. The IGAP has 5 important components: relation with policy makers, therapy, prophylaxis, research, and public health. The implementation of IGAP is a challenge, not only for the specialty of neurology but for the whole neurological community, encompassing patients, carers, healthcare providers, and the public. The lack of a unified definition of neurology and the great variety of health systems, as well as the dependency on socioeconomic status, will necessitate custom-made solutions in all regions.
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Grisold, W., Freedman, M., Gouider, R., Guekht, A., Lewis, S., Medina, M., Meshram, C., Rouleau, G., Stark, R., & Trustees of the World Federation of Neurology (2023). The Intersectoral Global Action Plan (IGAP): A unique opportunity for neurology across the globe. Journal of the neurological sciences, 449, 120645. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2023.120645
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine