IBE - International Epilepsy Support

A manual for mothers, families and teachers

‘How to help children with epilepsy’ is a recent publication by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean on epilepsy. The manual has been produced in Arabic for field testing in several countries of the Region. This manual provides basic information and knowledge for caretakers, mainly mothers, families and teachers dealing with children with epilepsy as well as for the children themselves.

In doing so it is hoped that misconceptions regarding epilepsy can be dispelled and the stigma and discrimination associated with the condition combated.

The manual also attempts to provide simplified guidance on addressing different issues related to the disease in the day-to-day life of children with epilepsy and their families in order to enable them to become active contributing members of their community.

The manual is currently being field-tested. If you are interested in field-testing it please contact mnh@emro.who.int.