Neurological Diseases Advocacy Programme

To increase the awareness on magnitude of disease burden of neurological ailments at community level amongst policy makers, beurocrats, politicians, ministers and media.

Public awareness on warning symptoms of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, brain attack and facilities for stroke units and physical rehabilitation centers.

To lobby with state and central governments to establish better departments for physiotherapy, occupation therapy and specialized physical rehabilitation centers in States.

Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuro-muscular junction, and muscles.
There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, such as:

Many bacterial (i.e. Mycobacterial tuberculosis, Neisseria meningitides), viral (i.e. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Enteroviruses, West Nile Virus, Zika), fungal (i.e. Cryptococcus, Aspergillus), and parasitic (i.e. malaria, Chagas) infections can affect the nervous system. Neurological symptoms may occur due to the infection itself, or due to an immune response.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders. More than 6 million people die because of stroke each year; over 80% of these deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries. More than 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. It is estimated that there are globally 47.5 million people with dementia with 7.7 million new cases every year – Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases.

We intend connecting partners from all areas of the neurology community through our advocacy programs so those navigating the journey of disease diagnosis, management, and care have the opportunity and on going support of those dedicated to treatment and cures. We plan to expand network of patients and caregivers, volunteers and advocates, researchers and clinicians committed to helping one another along the path that leads to the best quality of care and the highest quality of life for every one diagnosed of any neurological disease.
Muhammed Ali
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