There are many days related to neurological diseases being celebrated by professional organizations in collaboration with World Health Organization, national organizations and local health ministries including World Stroke day, Epilepsy Day, Rabies Day etc. These days have proven to be extremely helpful in promoting public awareness and generating advocacy throughout the globe including developing Asian, African and Latin American countries.
The World Federation of Neurology was established on July 22 1957. It was suggested by the Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee that 22 July 2014 should be celebrated as “World Brain Day”. This proposal was announced at WCN, Council of Delegates meeting on 22 September, 2013 and the proposal was received with a warm welcome by delegates. The Board of Trustees meeting in February 2014 endorsed this proposal as an annual activity.
The main objective of this day of the brain is to increase public awareness and promote advocacy related to brain health. The theme for this year’s campaign is “our brain, our future”.
Our campaign for World Brain Day 2022 fully aligns with the WHO’s Intersectional Global Action Plan and its associated targets.
The World Federation of Neurology supports WHO and its member states in taking comprehensive actions to implement the new action plan. Many brain disorders are preventable; hence, efforts in education and advocacy are essential, and local activists are urgently needed. In this context, the WFN World Brain Day (WBD) campaign is of major importance. WBD was established in 2013 and first executed in 2014. Since then, this global advocacy campaign has been very successful.