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