Six action steps to address global disparities in parkinson disease: A world health organization priority

Schiess, Nicoline and Cataldi, Rodrigo and Okun, Michael S. and Fothergill-Misbah, Natasha and Dorsey, E. Ray and Bloem, Bastiaan R. and Barretto, Maria and Bhidayasiri, Roongroj and Brown, Richard and Chishimba, Lorraine and Chowdhary, Neerja and Coslov, Max and Cubo, Esther and Di Rocco, Alessandro and Dolhun, Rachel and Dowrick, Christopher and Fung, Victor S. C. and Gershanik, Oscar S. and Gifford, Larry and Gordon, Joyce and Khalil, Hanan and Kuehn, Andrea A. and Lew, Sara and Lim, Shen-Yang and Marano, Maria M. and Micallef, Jacquie and Mokaya, Jolynne and Moukheiber, Emile and Nwabuobi, Lynda and Okubadejo, Njideka and Pal, Pramod Kumar and Shah, Hiral and Shalash, Ali and Sherer, Todd and Siddiqui, Bernadette and Thompson, Ted and Ullrich, Andreas and Walker, Richard and Dua, Tarun (2022) Six action steps to address global disparities in parkinson disease: A world health organization priority. JAMA Neurology, 79 (9). pp. 929-936. ISSN 2168-6149, DOI

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IMPORTANCE The Global Burden of Disease study conducted between 1990 and 2016, based on a global study of 195 countries and territories, identified Parkinson disease (PD) as the fastest growing neurological disorder when measured using death and disability. Most people affected by PD live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and experience large inequalities in access to neurological care and essential medicines. This Special Communication describes 6 actions steps that are urgently needed to address global disparities in PD. OBSERVATIONS The adoption by the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) of resolution 73.10 to develop an intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders in consultation with member states was the stimulus to coordinate efforts and leverage momentum to advance the agenda of neurological conditions, such as PD. In April 2021, the Brain Health Unit at the World Health Organization convened a multidisciplinary, sex-balanced, international consultation workshop, which identified 6 workable avenues for action within the domains of disease burden; advocacy and awareness; prevention and risk reduction; diagnosis, treatment, and care; caregiver support; and research. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE The dramatic increase of PD cases in many world regions and the potential costs of PD-associated treatment will need to be addressed to prevent possible health service strain. Across the board, governments, multilateral agencies, donors, public health organizations, and health care professionals constitute potential stakeholders who are urged to make this a priority.

Item Type: Article
Funders: United States Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA, NR014852, R01NS096008, U01NS119562, UH3 NS18-023, R21NS072897, R25NS108939, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, UCB Pharma SA, Zambon
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parkinson disease; Sub-Saharan Africa; Risk; People; Burden; Brain; Care
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2023 09:33
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 09:33

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