World Brain Day is observed on July 22 every year to create awareness on brain health. This year’s theme for the World Brain Day is brain health for all.
The World Federation of Neurology which was established on the same day in 1957 had proposed to observe the day as World Brain Day in the year 2014.
The World Federation of Neurology was established on July 22 1957. It was suggested by the Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee that 22 July 2014 should be celebrated as “World Brain Day”. This proposal was announced at WCN, Council of Delegates meeting on 22 September, 2013 and the proposal was received with a warm welcome by delegates. The Board of Trustees meeting in February 2014 endorsed this proposal as an annual activity.
The main objective of this day of the brain is to increase public awareness and promote advocacy related to brain health. The theme for this year’s campaign is “our brain, our future”.