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Neurological disorders affect 1 Billion people globally

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that neurological disorders (Alzheimer disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, headache, and others) affect up to one billion people worldwide.

The report, named: “Neurological disorders: Public health challenges”, reveals that of the one billion people affected worldwide, 50 million suffer from epilepsy and 24 million from Alzheimer. Neurological disorders affect people in all countries. An estimated 6.8 million people die every year as a result of neurological disorders.

Access to appropriate care is difficult for many people with neurological disorders, their families and caregivers. WHO advocates for the integration of neurological care into primary health care. For many people, primary health care is the only access to medical care they have. In these settings, doctors can use low-technology interventions.

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