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Fred Beuchi’s Kilimanjaro challenge

  To achieve our 50 Million Steps for Epilepsy challenge doesn’t require that you climb a mountain. Yet, that is exactly what Fred Beuchi and his team are doing right now as a prequel to the official start of the 50 Million Steps challenge on 4th January. With a sister who has epilepsy, Fred’s aim

November 24th, 2020|
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50 Million Steps for Epilepsy – Are you ready to walk with us?

New campaign launched by the IBE ahead of International Epilepsy Day 2021 50 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy according to WHO/OMS official figures. There are many different causes for epilepsy including genetic disposition, head trauma or brain tumour. For some, the cause is unknown. Epilepsy affects almost every aspect in the life of

November 18th, 2020|

Let’s shine a light for epilepsy!

International Epilepsy Day 2021 will take place on Monday, February 8. This is a powerful opportunity to highlight the problems faced by people affected by epilepsy, their families and carers, in every region of the world. A highlight of International Epilepsy Day 2020 was seeing a number of landmarks and buildings around the world turn

October 16th, 2020|

International Epilepsy Day 2020 Report

International Epilepsy Day, a joint initiative created by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), is a global event celebrated annually on the 2nd Monday of February, to promote awareness on epilepsy right around the world. International Epilepsy Day events and participation were seen in 144 countries around the

March 5th, 2020|

International Epilepsy Day 2020 – Art competition winners announced!

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2020, we held an international art competition, for all ages, with the theme ‘Friendship and Inclusion’. There were three categories – under 8 years of age (age as of 31st December 2019); between 8 years and 15 years of age (ages as of 31st December 2019) and 16 years of

February 7th, 2020|

Towards a Global Alliance on Epilepsy Research

International Epilepsy Day event in the European Parliament reports on the unmet needs in the field of epilepsy and the status of epilepsy research priorities at a global level. The event was organised by Epilepsy Alliance Europe joint task force of IBE and ILAE in Europe and hosted by the European Advocates for Epilepsy

February 14th, 2019|

New Video in the Campi Series- Let’s learn about Epilepsy and Sport!

 To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2019, we present the fourth video in our series featuring International Epilepsy Day mascot, Campi the seahorse. In this video, Campi meets a new friend- Stella Starfish, who also has epilepsy.  Stella loves to play football but her team coach is not sure that it's safe for her to

January 16th, 2019|

Happy news from Malaysia!

Edmund Cheong Heng Yew wins competition by sharing his mother's story of epilepsy "Malaysia Day" falls on the 16th of September. Each year, many events are organised to celebrate this patriotic and joyous day. This year, International supermarket chain Tesco, organised a story sharing contest with six prizes of shopping vouchers worth RM5,000.00 for each

September 14th, 2018|

New Educational Program from the Brazilian Association of Epilepsy – and an Epilepsy Rap!

The Brazilian Association of Epilepsy (ABE) is launching a new program to guide and enable teachers and staff of public schools in the state of São Paulo, Brazil to better understand children and adolescents with epilepsy. The “Program of Social Inclusion of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy in School Environment” project will teach principals, coordinators,

November 2nd, 2017|
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IE News: Issue 1 – 2017

Our special issue of IE News to celebrate the 3rd International Epilepsy Day is full of news on IBE activities to mark the day. In 2016 more than 40 countries around the world celebrated the event and we hope that, this year, that number will increase. We have been using Campi, the mascot for International

February 13th, 2017|