Migraine Awareness Month

June 2021

Each year in June headache communities worldwide raise awareness of Migraine.

Help us to make society aware of this debilitating condition by uploading our banners to your social media pages.

The links can be found at the bottom of this page.

There are downloads for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

What is Migraine?

Migraine is a complex neurologic disease that has been identified as the leading cause of years lived with disability in people under the age of 50 years. It directly affects more than 1 billion people worldwide with huge socioeconomic impact.

Although migraine affects three times more women than men, it can be equally disabling in both genders. Migraine often starts at puberty and mostly affects adults in their productive years, but it can also be present in children and the elderly.

Chronic migraine affects approximately 2% of the world population. Migraine and chronic headache is found to be the second most frequently identified cause of short-term absence for non-manual employees, and amongst the five leading causes of emergency department visits.

In recent years there have been many advances on both the acute and preventive treatment of migraine.

Migraine Awareness Month

Migraine remains undiagnosed and undertreated in at least 50% of patients, and less than 50% of migraine patients consult a physician.

Worldwide, physicians receive only minimum education on headache disorders during their medical training.

The IHS Electronic Media and Education Committees are proud to present this Migraine Awareness Campaign in honour of Migraine Awareness Month, held each year in June.

The IHS Migraine Awareness Campaign focuses on educating Healthcare Professionals, offering the essential information to assist them in managing patients with migraine.

In this campaign IHS members present short videos in their own languages on ‘What is migraine’, ‘How to diagnose migraine’ and ‘How to treat migraine’. The content behind these videos was developed to raise awareness and promote education amongst clinicians and healthcare professionals worldwide on migraine and its treatment.

The core message was developed in collaboration with Dr Rashmi Halker Singh, Dr Amaal Starling and Dr Cynthia Armand, and the IHS Education Committee. We greatly appreciate all IHS members who have been involved, and who have worked so hard to make this project possible.

Help us spread the word

Healthcare professionals play a vital role in migraine advocacy and awareness efforts. By raising awareness within the medical community and increasing educational opportunities across the world IHS aims to have a real impact on the lives of people with migraine.

IHS has developed a poster to use to publicise the Migraine Awareness Campaign for different social media channels. They are available for immediate download below. Please use #migraineawareness2021 and #mham2021 in all your posts.

Please use the campaign’s email signature banner during your email communications in June.

Share amongst your colleagues and in your social media channels the educational videos we prepared in different languages, available on the IHS YouTube channel.

Follow us in social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates on migraine and other educational activities.

Migraine Awareness Month – Introduction from IHS President

Migraine Awareness Campaign videos

Videos in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi and Arabic can be viewed on the IHS YouTube channel.

For further Migraine Awareness Month banners please click here

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