World Health Organization, «Atlas: Epilepsy Care in the World 2005: Global Campaign Against Epilepsy»
World Health Organization | ISBN 9241563036 | October 2005 | PDF | 091 Pages | 6,88 Mb
The Atlas: Epilepsy Care in the World (the Epilepsy Atlas) provides an illustrative presentation of data and information on the current status of epilepsy services and care available from 160 countries, areas or territories covering 97.5% of the world population. The Epilepsy Atlas also includes brief reviews of selected topics summarizing the medical, lifestyle, social and economic issues surrounding people with epilepsy.
The professional organizations of epilepsy specialists are mainly involved in organizing professional meetings and conferences on epilepsy, publishing guidelines and recommendations on epilepsy, advocacy on epilepsy-related issues, and advising governments. The lay associations have a significant role in handling the non-medical aspects of epilepsy including education, employment, insurance, driving and awareness raising; these activities are crucial in providing epilepsy care.