- Epilepsy is estimated to affect more than 65 million people worldwide.
- More than 80 percent of people with epilepsy live in developing countries.
- Misunderstanding of epilepsy is a global problem.
The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to be the American partner for the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE). The IBE is the recognized international umbrella body representing national epilepsy organizations that have a specific interest in improving the social condition and quality of life for people living with epilepsy and their caregivers.
IBE has a vision of the world where ignorance and fear about epilepsy are replaced by understanding and care.
Epilepsy.com is a resource used by thousands of individuals in hundreds of countries every month. Our website is one way that the Epilepsy Foundation joins and supports our fellow IBE partners from around the world to promote the facts about epilepsy and to increase the understanding of seizures.