World Health Organization
Improving the lives of people with epilepsy: a technical brief

Improving the lives of people with epilepsy

12 December, 2022

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) epilepsy technical brief aims to strengthen action for epilepsy and complements the Intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders 2022–2031.

The technical brief presents the key information on epilepsy and recommends actions to policy makers and other stakeholders. Using the concept of levers for change introduced by the Operational Framework for Primary Health Care, it identifies actions on the policy and operational levels that stakeholders should take to strengthen services for people with epilepsy using a person-centered approach based on human rights and universal health coverage.