Atlas - Country Resources for Neurological Disorders Edition 2

September 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    15th September 2017
  • ISBN 9789241565509
  • Language English
  • Pages 72 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.25"

The Atlas project on neurological disorders aims at collecting, compiling and disseminating information on global health-care resources available to cope with the growing burden of neurological disorders.

This second edition of the Neurology Atlas represents updated information on the status of neurological services and provision of neurological care from 132 countries and two Associate Members/territories covering 94% of the world population.

The data demonstrates that the available resources for neurological disorders within most countries remain insufficient. In addition, there are large inequalities across regions and different income levels with extremely scanty resources in low-income countries. The results in the second edition of the Neurology Atlas illustrate the need for substantial increase in neurology services and training, especially in low-and lower-middle-income countries.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.