About the Regional Committee
The African Regional Committee is the fastest growing IBE region. In 2000 IBE had just seven members in Africa; now, seven years later there are 18 Full Members in the region. The African Regional Committee is now the second largest of IBE’s Regional Committees after Europe. Every IBE Member in Africa is a Member of the Regional Committee Africa.
Mission of the IBE Africa Regional Committee
To work together with interested parties in order to improve the quality of life of people with epilepsy in Africa.
Regional Committee Goals
- To establish communication network between countries in order to exchange information related to epilepsy service provision.
- To support existing initiatives in the epilepsy field which can be applied to other countries or regions through a process of skills transfer.
- To promote the sustainability and accessibility of services for people with epilepsy.
- To promote the human rights and dignity of people with epilepsy.
- To support and encourage research into epilepsy in Africa.
- To promote greater participation of Africans in global epilepsy affairs.
- A Star for Africa – Support through the epilepsy movement for African participation in global affairs.
- Global Campaign against Epilepsy Programme – Intensifying the campaign activities to reduce the treatment gap in Africa.
- African Decade for Disabled Persons – Participation to promote the rights of Africans with disabilities and to bring about legislative changes.
- IBE chapter membership recruitment – Promoting and assisting with the formation of Chapters in the Africa Region.
Elected Regional Executive Committee 2013 – 2017
Mind Your Rights was first published in April 2014 by Youth on the Move. Mind Your Rights! is first and foremost an educational and informational tool on epilepsy, both as a medical condition and its socio-economic and cultural impacts. It provides information on the care framework (or its inadequacy); institutional and normative, available in Kenya. […]
To celebrate the 2nd African Epilepsy Congress, which took place in Cape Town from 22nd to 25th May, IBE produced a special edition of its news magazine. The focus of the magazine is on Africa – the activities of IBE in the region and the work of IBE members associations across the continent. Click here to […]
Regional Executive Committees All members of IBE are grouped within geographical sectors known as regions, of which there are seven. Each voting Member of IBE is a member of a Regional Committee and has one vote within it. Other non-voting members of IBE are non-voting members of a Regional Committee. IBE Regions Africa Eastern Mediterranean Europe Latin […]