International Journal of Epilepsy 2016; 03(01): 42-62
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijep.2015.12.041
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. 2017

Global Campaign against Epilepsy – The present international action

Shichuo Li
1   China Association Against Epilepsy, China
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12 May 2018 (online)

The presentation describes two great events in the field of prevention and control of epilepsy internationally, i.e. the Global Campaign against Epilepsy (GCAE) in 1996 and the WHA68.20 Resolution approved by the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2015.

During the last two decades, the GCAE has successfully implemented in several low- and middle-income countries. A number of cases of good practice are showed and those made the motivation and basis for a WHO resolution specially for epilepsy passed through by the 68th WHA recently.