Headache Disorders and the World Health Organization

  • Timothy J. SteinerEmail author
  • Nelly Huynh
  • Lars Jacob Stovner
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


Our understanding of headache-attributed burden (described in Chap.  4) comes in the main from formal epidemiological studies. This chapter reports a complementary global enquiry by the World Health Organization and Lifting The Burden, not only into the impact of headache in countries around the world but also into how, if at all, healthcare systems in these countries were responding to headache. Depressingly, the enquiry found worldwide neglect of major causes of public ill health, and inadequate responses to them everywhere.


Headache disorders Impact Awareness Health policy Public health Education World Health Organization Global Campaign against Headache 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Steiner
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nelly Huynh
    • 3
  • Lars Jacob Stovner
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Neuromedicine and Movement ScienceNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Division of Brain SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Research Centre of the Sainte-Justine University HospitalMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Norwegian Advisory Unit on Headaches, Department of Neurology and Clinical NeurophysiologySt Olavs University HospitalTrondheimNorway

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