The Icelandic Society for the Nervous System


Greetings Dr. Dua
I would like to begin with declaring my pleasure with the work that the WHO is initiating and relates to the nervous system. The establishment of the Brain Health Unit and the work which is to be carried out under the guidance of the Unit as regards on international action plans and future policies for the benefit of the nervous system, is extremely pressing. I would also like to express my pleasure with the report of Dr. Tetros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General ofWHO, A73/5 which states e.g. the following.



Greetings to you First Lady of Ecuador
The reason I am writing this letter to you is that I would like to ask you to be so kind as to use your influence to draw the attention of the Permanent Representative of Ecuador in Switzerland and that of those of your neighbouring nations in Switzerland to Paragraph F on page 12 in the report of Tetros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), A7315, that was published on 20'h May 2020. The paragraph is as follows:



Consolidated report by the Director- General of WHO

Tetros Ghebreyesus

Fostering strategic approaches to research on neurological disorders increasing the attention given to brain health and neurological disorders in national and global research agendas; using artificial  intelligence, precision medicine and other novel technologies to consolidate fragmented research results and identify new treatment options with potential to cure more neurological disorders.

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