To gather the information on national resources for epilepsy a questionnaire was developed by a number of experts, covering the profile of epilepsy care available in different countries. This information has been included in the Regional Reports on the implementation of the GCAE in several WHO regions.
These are working papers and provide basic knowledge on epilepsy, including the epidemiological burden, as well as proposing the next steps to be taken. The Reports provide a panoramic view of epilepsy in the Regions, outlining the current challenges and the initiatives and recommendations taken by WHO and other partners to address the problems.
The Regional Reports are intended to be tools for advocacy and instruments for dialogue with governments, health care providers, donors and other partners and through them the general public in order to in order to improve epilepsy care and change attitudes by bringing people with epilepsy out of the shadows in all Regions of the world
Epilepsia en Latinoamerica
Este informe es un documento técnico sobre la situación de la epilepsia a nivel regional de las Américas, que fue promovido por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, el Departamento de Salud Mental y Abuso de Sustancias de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), la Liga Internacional Contra la Epilepsia (ILAE) y el Buró Internacional para la Epilepsia (IBE).
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Epilepsy in Western Pacific
Epilepsy is a disorder considered in the 2001 WHO Regional Strategy for Mental Health. Member States in the Region were urged to develop national policies and plans to improve awareness and understanding, to reduce the burden of the disorder and to develop preventive strategies.
Starting with some general considerations about epilepsy and moving to the Western Pacific Region specifically, this report summarises the current situation concerning epilepsy, its public health impact, past and present activities in communitybased control, and directions for further action.
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Epilepsy in Africa
By assessing the progress made on the implementation of the Campaign Epilepsy, Out of the Shadows in the African Region, this document draws a picture of the present situation and explores mechanisms to involve more Member States and their partners in activities to combat stigma, restore dignity and reduce the treatment gap for people with epilepsy.
It is an advocacy tool and an instrument for dialogue with governments, consumer associations, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and development partners.
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