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WHO Resolution on Epilepsy approved at World Health Assembly

Tuesday 26 May marked an historic moment for epilepsy as the WHO Resolution on Epilepsy achieved a final approval at the World Health Assembly in Geneva with a substantial number of country statements presented in favour of the Resolution. 

The UK was one of 30 oral statements presented at the Assembly and the UK asked to be a co-sponsor.

Jane Hanna CEO SUDEP Action said: “We welcome the WHO resolution as a major step forward for people with epilepsy across the world.  We hope that by 2030 we will see a reduction by one-third of premature mortality associated with epilepsy and improved mental health and well-being for people with epilepsy. As members of the International Bureau for Epilepsy we will do all we can to contribute to making this happen

Full report available on the International Bureau of Epilepsy website