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World Brain Day 2023: Brain Health and Disability

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World Brain Day is observed on July 22 every year aims to create awareness on brain health, promoting awareness and education for neurological disorders that affect individuals worldwide. The World Federation of Neurology which was established on the same day in 1957 had proposed to observe the day as World Brain Day in the year 2014.

World Brain Day 2023

The focus of World Brain Day is on Brain Health and Disability. It underscores the need to prioritize brain health, especially in people with  disability. Many neurological disorders can lead to disabilities that affect an individual’s quality of life, such as mobility, cognitive functioning and emotional well-being.

“This World Brain Day will provide a vital opportunity to fight for the equality of people with disabilities on a global scale. Through advocacy and policy changes, our collective voices will spark a worldwide movement for better health care access.”
– Prof. Tissa Wijeratne, Co-Chair of World Brain Day

2023 World Brain Day Key Messages

  • Prevention: Brain conditions can be prevented, treated and rehabilitated.
  • Awareness: Global brain health awareness can reduce the impact of disability associated with brain disorders.
  • Access: Universal access to care, treatment, rehabilitation and assistive technology is essential.
  • Education: Education increases equity for those living with brain disabilities. 
  • Advocacy: Brain health is a human right that applies to everyone, everywhere.

World Brain Day 2023 Social media toolkit.

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