Regional Epilepsy Policy

Latin America

Epilepsy in Guatemala
Several events aimed at increasing the visibility of epilepsy as a global health issue. (2017)

Brazilian Ministry of Health to intensify assistance to Epilepsy in 2013
Discussion on how to improve primary, secondary and tertiary care of people with epilepsy started in a meeting held in the Ministry of Health, in Brasilia, December 19, 2012

Colombian Law Provides Protection for Individuals Suffering from Epilepsy
An example of how such laws can be written and of the many issues and roadblocks that are faced by people with epilepsy. (2010)

Asia and Oceania

Epilepsy and Law in India
Published jointly by the Indian Epilepsy Association and the Indian Epilepsy Society in 2017 to make this data readily available to people with epilepsy, their caregivers, physicians, and the general public

North America

CDC Report: Risk Factors of Epilepsy Outcomes: Comorbidities in a Population with Epilepsy
Outcomes from the South Carolina Epilepsy Surveillance System (SCESS). The SCESS estimates incidence, prevalence, mortality, and associated risk factors, access to care/specialty care, and sociodemographic characteristics, using existing statewide ICD-9-CM coded data sets (2000-2014)

Institute of Medicine Report
The IOM report addresses the many obstacles faced by people with epilepsy and their caregivers in obtaining the necessary care with ecommendations can be applied in most countries. (2012)