The World Health Assembly passed the WHO Resolution on the Global Burden of Epilepsy in 2015. The resolution committed to actions including:

  • strengthen effective leadership and governance to address the specific needs of people with epilepsy
  • introduce and implement national health care plans of action for epilepsy management
  • integrate epilepsy management into primary health care where appropriate to reduce the treatment gap
  • improve accessibility to and promote affordability of safe, effective and quality-assured anti-epileptic medicines
  • ensure public awareness of and education about epilepsy
  • improve investment in epilepsy research and increase research capacity
  • engage with civil society and other partners in these actions

Download the full resolution.

So, to mark International Epilepsy Day 2016 the WHO have released a video which informs on treating and defeating epilepsy and the treatment gap. See the full video below.