For the first time, the importance of headache disorders as a public health concern was recognized in the WHO document “Headache Disorders and Public Health – Education and Management Implications” in 2000.
The World Health Report 2001 listed migraine as one of the top 20 causes of disability. – See www.who.int/whr/2001/en/
In 2007 WHO published a report Neurological Disorders: Public health challenges. See the report at