Chapter Spotlight: Bangladesh

Bangladesh logo

The Bangladesh Epilepsy Foundation is small, with approximately 40 members, but despite its size, it is very active.

 

Mission

To ensure better life for an epileptic patient and their care givers.

Chapter Goals

  • To increase Awareness
  • To Promote Public Health
  • To Ensure Treatment
  • To increase Social Acceptability
  • To Ensure Education and Sports
  • To Educate Caregivers about Epilepsy
  • To offer Continuing Medical Education for Doctors and Health care givers
  • To organize Social Responsibility

Regular Annual Activities

  • Weekly free medical clinic for Epileptic Patient to ensure proper and regular treatment and counseling
  • Quarterly Awareness program for General people and patient Caregivers
  • Half yearly training program for Caregivers and Health professionals
  • Yearly Training program for Physicians from all over the Country
  • Two Yearly International Epilepsy Teaching course for Physicians jointly with Asian Epilepsy Academy

 

Special Activities during 2013-2014

  • Spotlight - National Assembly Building - Bangladesh
    National Assembly Building
    Public Awareness Program about Epilepsy, July 2013
  • Basic Epilepsy Management training program for young graduated Doctors, August 2013
  • "Meet Epilepsy" – to share the experience of an Epileptic Patient, September 201
  • CME program on present Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy, January 2014
  • CME on Latest Classification criteria of Epilepsy, May 2014

"Life with Epilepsy" – an awareness developing and educating documentary for Local Media.

Spotlight - The Pink Palace - Bangladesh
The Pink Palace

With the help of Bangladesh Epilepsy Association, the BEF is creating a short documentary film for local media in Bangladesh to develop and increase awareness about Epilepsy.

Submitted by Dr. Muzharul Mannan,
Secretary General, Bangladesh Epilepsy Foundation