In this issue …


This issue of the magazine is a clear indication of how busy it has been in the last few months. More significantly, it also shows some very positive advances in the work of IBE to meet its goals.

In the last magazine, we reported on the approval of the WHO Resolution on the Global Burden of Epilepsy at the WHO Executive Board meeting in early February. Now, three months later, it is great to be able to report that the resolution had its final approval at the World Health Assembly at the end of May. When you read the report you will see the tremendous level of support that the document obtained from Member States.

IE News: Issue 2 – 2015

For more than four years, the Governance Task Force has been reviewing the IBE Constitution and drafted changes are now ready for approval by the General Assembly. A draft, showing the proposed changes and explaining the reason why these are being proposed, has been circulated to members. The report on page 6 explains the process. A small task force, mandated by the President, has been busy preparing a draft strategy document to be presented at the General Assembly for discussion and approval. You can see a sneak preview on page 12. But, of course, there is much more to read in this issue.

So, enjoy!
Until next time – Ann Little Editor


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