Our WSO Executive Committee member, Prof. Valery Feigin gave scientific presentations at the UN General Assembly on 30 September 2020 from 14.00 to 16.00 CEST. This was a side session of the European Brain Council within the context of the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75). The central theme of these activities was to advance awareness of the role and contribution of science and digital technologies to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective was to develop and launch a science and digital capacity initiatives and demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities in support of the attainment of the SDGs. Science infrastructures and digital research capacity building are crucial to enable scientists to collaborate at a global level to create opportunities for wide-ranging initiatives that can produce innovations to address challenges in the area of health, climate, environment, energy, agriculture, and food, amongst a range of other objectives.
One Valery’s presentation was based on the GBD data and recent publications in the Lancet Neurology “The global burden of neurological disorders: translating evidence into practice” and another one will be based on WSO’s Stroke Riskometer app for primary stroke prevention – “Free mobile digital technology to reduce the global burden of stroke”. Valery said that he takes this invitation to present at the highest international forum as a recognition of the importance of activities of the GBD, WSO and other major international organisations to reduce the global burden from stroke and other neurological disorders.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.