The Foreign Minister of Iceland encourage the nations of the world to join hands for spinal cord injury

The other day the Foreign Minister of Iceland, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, gave a speech at the annual UN General Assembly in New York. Among climate change,gender equality and other matters this is what he said: In the past few decades we have also seen incredible advances in medicine. These advances have enabled us to live longer despite increasingly unhealthy lifestyles. Yesterday, we vowed to actively co-operate for the prevention of non-communicable deceases and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. One neglected issue is neurological disorders, including spinal cord injuries, that affect a billion people worldwide. The Nordic countries are working towards a common research database on neurological disorders to facilitate medical advances in this area. We encourage others to do the same as, yet again, co-operation will be key to success.

The nervous system needs well-known advocates

ISCI seeks well-known personalities that are ready to contribute to the work of better understanding of the nervous system. Included is participation in videos which would be on our You Tube page and where the world is encouraged to join forces to find a cure of the nervous system.

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International efforts to enhance understanding of how the nervous system works.

The main reason how difficult is seems to find cure for brain and spinal cord injury, mental illness, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and ALS is that medical science do not have a full understanding of how the nervous system works. Therefore, ISCI and the Icelandic authorities have inquired the United Nations (UN) and the Nordic Council of Ministers that these two institutions should initiate the implementation of launching an international effort to better understanding of the nervous system. Knowledge is the basis of healing. On this website you can find the current information. Further information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Founder and chairman of ISCI

Auður Guðjónsdóttir, Founder and chairman of Institue of Spinal Cord Injury Iceland

The Institut of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCI) was founded on 11 December 2007 at the initative of an Icelandic mother, Auður Guðjónsdóttir, who has for twenty years campaigned strongly for an Icelandic led international effort to improve spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment. Her SCI advocacy efforts and perseverance in the face of adversity have drawn widespread attention. The Icelandic government, businesses and individuals have joined forces to launch ISCI in support of her cause.

International Database on SCI

The database on innovations in treatment of spinal cord injury is now available in 5 languages:
English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian



Chairman of MND foundation Iceland


M.D. Ph.D. Neurosurgeon


Skier - sustained spinal cord injury


Former president of Iceland and the patroness of ISCI


Chairman of Institute of Spinal Cord Injury Iceland


Hrafnhildur had an accident and is paralyzed from the waist down


Director of Geðhjálpar


Chairman of Spinal cord injury association


Former President of Iceland

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