Extracts from WFN World Neurology

WFN, WHO Take on ICD-10 Revisions (2009)

19 Oct 2019

Collaboration between the World Federation of Neurology and the World Health Organization has moved into the important area of disease classification. Although systems of disease classification were begun as early as the 18th century, since its founding in 1946 the WHO has been responsible for preparing and updating the International Lists of Diseases and Causes of Death (ICD). In fact, the ICD is more than 100 years old, making it older than the WHO. One of the WHO's earliest official actions was to approve the ICD-6.

 
 

President's Column – September 2000 World Neurology

27 Sep 2019

Continuing efforts by volunteers among our global membership, the reorganization of the Bye-Laws and Statutes, and a task force to produce a strategic plan for future activities of the Research Group on Organisation and Delivery of Neurological Services, and seeds of formation of the World Federation of Neurology Neuroethics Committee.

Africa’s Neurologist Shortage

30 Aug 2019

In 2004, only half of the countries in the African WHO region that communicated with the WHO had a national neurological association, and the number of specialists in neurology in Africa, at 0.03 per 100,000 population, is lower than in the other WHO regions.

Toward a More Meaningful WHO/WFN Relationship

26 Jul 2019

The WFN and WHO share a number of common features and have had useful collaborations in the recent past. Both organizations have a global perspective with regional organizations, parallel mission and goals, and the development of the Atlas of Neurology and the neurology section of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD11) to its present stage.

Palliative Care as a Human Right: Where Does the Neurologist Stand?

26 Jul 2019

The concept of early integration of palliative care has now fully reached the oncological world with the ASCO stating that all cancer patients should have access to palliative care.  So where is the relevant interest in neurology?

Over the Seas: Three 19th-Century Australia Neurologists

28 Jun 2019

During the final two decades of the 19th century three Australian men, born within a decade of one another, undertook the long sea voyage from Sydney to Britain to further their medical and neurological experience. Their subsequent careers followed rather different courses that manifest different patterns of interchange between the neurologies of Europe and the antipodes. They were pioneers of a career pattern that many Australian neurologists and neuroscientists followed during the 20th century while Australian neurology matured and increasingly became educationally self-sufficient.

Neurology in South Africa [2006]

31 May 2019

Neurology as a separate specialty started developing in this country in the 1950s and 1960s when various doctors received neurological training in the USA, the UK, and the Netherlands. There are probably a little over 100 neurologists in practice in the country. These neurologists serve a population of approximately 48 million people.

An American in Paris (and Other European Cities)

26 Apr 2019

The history of neurology in South America has its roots in 1885, when the Hospital San Roque de Buenos Aires initiated its Nervous Diseases Service. Its first director was Dr. José María Ramos Mejía, a writer, sociologist, scientist, and outstanding public citizen.

The Case for Biennial World Congresses

29 Mar 2019

The 19th World Congress of Neurology in Bangkok, Thailand, in October this year, will be the last of its kind.

The Pioneers of Neurology in South America

22 Feb 2019

The history of neurology in South America has its roots in 1885, when the Hospital San Roque de Buenos Aires initiated its Nervous Diseases Service. Its first director was Dr. José María Ramos Mejía, a writer, sociologist, scientist, and outstanding public citizen.

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