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Resolutions on meningitis control and epilepsy endorsed at 73rd World Health Assembly

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Member States at the 73rd World Health Assembly recommended the adoption of two resolutions on meningitis control and epilepsy.

Committee A decided to recommend the adoption of the first-ever resolution on meningitis, which would approve a global roadmap to beat meningitis by 2030. The Committee also recommended the adoption of a resolution for enhanced and integrated action on epilepsy and other neurological disorders, including stroke, migraine and dementia. The Committee also decided to recommend the adoption of a decision endorsing the new roadmap for neglected tropical diseases.

The roadmap is aimed at achieving the following targets by the year 2030: decrease the number of people requiring treatment for NTDs by 90%, eliminate at least one NTD in 100 countries, eradicate two diseases (dracunculiasis and yaws), limit disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) related to NTDs by 75%... (WHO, November 12, 2020)

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