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Global platform to share dementia knowledge

In May, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its Global Dementia Observatory Knowledge Exchange Platform (GDO KE Platform).

The GDO KE Platform is intended as a space for stakeholders to share free resources (policies, guidelines, case studies and examples of good practice) to support the implementation of WHO’s ‘Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025’.

Resources are grouped according to the action plan’s seven strategic action areas: dementia policy; awareness and inclusion; risk reduction; dementia diagnosis, care and support; caregiver support; dementia monitoring; and research and innovation.

Resources may be submitted by anyone with an interest in dementia and are then reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers, a focus group of people with lived experience of dementia and the WHO Secretariat.

The WHO hopes that the platform will facilitate mutual learning and promote the exchange of knowledge in dementia.

The GDO KE is available at https://globaldementia.org/en

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