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Epilepsy is responsible for an enormous amount of suffering. On the African continent it affects 10.000.000 people directly. They are of all ages, but especially within childhood, adolescence and the ageing population.

Epilepsy provides the clearest example of a neurological disorder for which effective and costefficient treatment is available. Recent studies both in the developing and in the developed world revealed that if properly treated up to 70% of people with this condition could live productive and fulfilling lives, free from seizures.

Yet in developing countries up to 90% of the people who have this condition, and sometimes even more, are excluded from care and consequently remain in the shadow of this treatment gap.

One of the reasons for this is that in many parts of the world there is a grave social stigma attached to epilepsy. People believe that epilepsy is contagious and hesitate to help or touch the person who has fallen during a seizure. The stigma of epilepsy also has a g