EPILEPSY INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Health & Medicine
- People with Disabilities
Location18 benedict rdScarsdale, NY 10583 United States
Considering 80% of people with Epilepsy reside in resource-poor, developing countries, Epilepsy care in these regions remains limited and the majority of individuals with Epilepsy go untreated. Furthermore, access to essential equipment used to treat and diagnose patients, such as EEG machines or CT scanners, can be limited and scarce in rural villages or urban slums in developing nations. Thus, a primary objective of Epilepsy International is to combat the negative stigma and misinformation about Epilepsy in these regions of the world. Check out the video below produced by the World Health Organization that speaks more about Epilepsy disparities.
Epilepsy International is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in the USA driven by raising awareness of Epilepsy around the world. Over 50 million individuals live with Epilepsy, with over 80% of Epileptics residing in low- and middle-income countries. It is in these countries that Epileptics disproportionally receive inadequate care and where a negative stigma surrounds Epilepsy. Therein, Epilepsy International has chapters across the world with each chapter dedicated to our core principles: awareness, advocacy, and action.