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Spinal cord injury: A letter and a proposal from the chairman of ISCI to the Secretary General of WHO and reply from the institution

A letter and a proposal from the chairman of ISCI to the Secretary General of WHO and reply from the institution

 

 

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International Action on Searching for a Cure for Spinal Cord Injuries and Diseases in the Nervous System

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as billion people worldwide suffer from disorder in the nervous system such as spinal cord and brain injuries, mental diseases, Alzheimer´s disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson´s diseases, and epilepsy. About 500,000 people worldwide suffer spinal cord injuries every year. The main causes of such injuries are vehicle accidents, work-related accidents, falls, wars, natural disasters and various forms of violence. The developments of high-tech methods are believed to revolutionise the treatment of spinal cord injury patients. Still there is no cure for paralysis.

Tetros Adhanom Gebreyesus WHO

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The answer from World Health Organization 

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