The African Regional Committee is the second largest IBE region, which has grown steadily since 2000. IBE now has chapters in 22 countries in the region but, with a total of 58 countries in Africa, there remain enormous gaps to be filled. The African continent has a population of over 1.2 billion, as compared to 750 million in Europe, giving an estimated minimum epilepsy prevalence of 12 million. The true figure is likely to be significantly higher.
Every IBE chapter in Africa is a Member of the Regional Committee Africa with its elected Regional Executive Committee overseeing activities in the region, in line with its Terms of Reference, which you can find here.
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.