International Epilepsy Day

What is International Epilepsy Day?

Started in 2015 and organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the day provides a platform for people with epilepsy to share their experiences and stories with a global audience. The day also calls for all people to advocate for appropriate legislation that will guarantee human rights of people with epilepsy and encourages people with epilepsy to live to their fullest potential.


Did you know:

  • 65 million people around the world live w/ epilepsy
  • 3.4+ million people in the U.S. live w/ epilepsy
  • 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime
  • 4 to 10 out of 1,000 people on earth live w/ active seizures at any one time
  • 150,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed in the U.S. each year
  • One-third of people w/ epilepsy live w/ uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for the
  • For 6 out of 10 people w/ epilepsy the cause is unknown
  • 4 out of 10 people w/ epilepsy in the industrialized world do not receive appropriate treatment
  • 8 out of 10 people w/ epilepsy in developing nations do not receive appropriate treatment

Please find attached flyers on Seizure First Aid in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.