World Brain Day - 22 July

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World Brain Day, also known as International Brain Day, is an annual health care event observed around the world on 22 July.

An Overview of the News

  • The event has been happening for the past nine years and is dedicated to raising awareness about brain diseases.

  • Theme of 2023: The theme for World Brain Day 2023 is "Brain health and disability: leaving no one behind." This global initiative focuses on bridging the knowledge gap and raising awareness of brain health disorders.

  • Objective: The main goal is to advocate for improved health care, education and research related to neurological disorders with a special emphasis on providing high quality health care to persons with disabilities.

History of World Brain Day

  • The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) was established on July 22, 1957, which serves as an important organisation in the field of neurology.

  • During the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) Council of Delegates meeting on September 22, 2013, the Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee presented a proposal to celebrate July 22 as "World Brain Day".

  • Recognizing the importance of raising awareness of brain health and neurological disorders, theWFN's Board of Trustees approved the concept during its meeting held in February 2014.

  • Since its inception, "World Brain Day" has served as a platform to educate the public, health care professionals, and policy makers about neurological issues, research advances, and the importance of brain health globally.

About World Federation of Neurology

  • Establishment - July 1957

  • Headquarters Location - London, United Kingdom

  • President -Prof. Wolfgang Griswold

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