WHO – Global Action Plan On The Public Health Response To Dementia
In 2011 the World Health Organization recognised Dementia as a non-communicable disease. Our member Zadha Tulloch represented the Association at the WHO session at the United Nations when this was adopted. The move now is to get a global response to dementia as a public health concern through a comprehensive action plan.
Jamaica is represented on the Executive Board Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton, MP. Two of our members, Sandra Latibeaudiere and Zadha Tulloch made a courtesy call on the Minister prior to the meeting of the Executive Board Committee meeting in Geneva in January 2017. At this meeting there would be on the agenda for a vote, the Resolution for the WHO GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO DEMENTIA so that it could to be on the agenda when the General Assembly of global representatives meet in May 2017. The Resolution was passed. We now wait to see if this Global Action Plan will be adopted.