The Icelandic Society for the Nervous System

5000 signatures handed over to WHO executive

- Iceland´s initiative praised

Auður Guðjónsdóttir, OR nurse and chairman of the Institute of Spinal Cord Injury Iceland – ISCI met WHO Regional Director for Europe Mrs Zsuzsanna Jakab and handed over  5000 signatures from residents in the nordic countries challenging the World Health Organisation to make every effort to ensure the launch of international efforts to seek a cure for spinal cord injuries.


Last december during the  TV campaign “the paralyzed puppet” which was broadcasted concurrently in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Finland and Norway and lasted over a 3 weeks period about 5000 signatures were collected  in a nordic petition challenging WHO to launch international efforts in the field of spinal cord injuries.

Mrs Jakab praised the icelandic initiative and assured Mrs Guðjónsdóttir that all propositions will be carefully reviewed.

The Institute of Spinal Cord Injury Iceland – ISCI operates an international database of innovations in spinal cord injury treatments. The web based database is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese.



The picture was taken at the Head Offices of WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen of  Zsuzsanna Jakab (Regional Director) left and Auður Guðjónsdóttir (Chairman ISCI).



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