Mental health

Consultation on the development of the Global Dementia Observatory

World Health Organization

Publication details

Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MSD/MER/17.4



This document presents the report on the consultation convened by WHO on the Development of the Global Dementia Observatory on 5-6 July 2016.

The WHO Global Dementia Observatory (GDO) is an interactive web-based data and knowledge exchange platform. The primary objective of the GDO is to collate and disseminate key dementia data from Member States to facilitate evidence-based service planning and policies as well as strengthening health and social care systems to support people with dementia and their carers.

WHO convened this consultation with Member States, policy makers, dementia experts, people with dementia and their carers, civil society representatives and other stakeholders who are involved in the development and implementation of national dementia policies and strategies. The meeting objectives were to present the landscaping, conceptual framework and feedback from pilot testing to arrive at a common vision for the GDO and a way forward for its further development.