In Europe, at least 6 million people have epilepsy, and 15 million Europeans will have one seizure at some time in their lives. Nevertheless, in some countries of Europe, epilepsy is not recognized as a brain disorder, and up to 40% of people with this condition may be untreated – the treatment gap.
This regional report for Europe provides a panoramic view of the present epilepsy situation in the region; outlines the initiatives taken by the Global Campaign partners to address the problems; and defines the current challenges and offers appropriate recommendations. It is an advocacy tool and an instrument for dialogue with governments, consumer associations, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and development partners. We believe that it would help countries in developing activities to combat stigma, restore dignity and reduce the treatment gap for people with epilepsy in the region.
Click here to download this report.