Alzheimer's Disease International puts dementia firmly on the G20 agenda

11th April 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) was an active participant in the drafting and planning process of the Health Working Group, Civil society 20 (C20) in preparation for the Group of 20 (G20) Osaka Summit.

The 2019 G20 Summit, which will be hosted by Osaka later this year has a strong emphasis on universal health coverage (UHC) and Healthy Ageing. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) took this opportunity to work closely with other non-state actors, including the NCD Alliance, to ensure that dementia, ageing and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) were given prominence.

Chris Lynch, ADI's Policy, Communications and Publications Director and Deputy CEO, said: "Following the adoption of the Global action plan on dementia in 2017, it is vital we take this opportunity to give dementia global profile, to ensure it remains a priority and to develop momentum towards achieving the targets set out in the Global plan. Less than half of the G20 have national dementia plans - the most important tool a government has to tackle this health crisis".