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Introduction: Lifting The Burden: WHO’s global campaign to reduce the burden of headache worldwide 

Introduction: Lifting The Burden: WHO’s global campaign to reduce the burden of headache worldwide
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Introduction: Lifting The Burden: WHO’s global campaign to reduce the burden of headache worldwide
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Timothy J Steiner

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10.1093/med/9780199584680.003.025
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date: 24 April 2018

The public-health challenges posed by headache disorders are similar throughout the world. Although they are common and disabling, headache disorders are under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated. Headache-related burden that could be alleviated is not; it therefore persists at a high level everywhere.

This paper describes the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) response to this global problem.

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