IBE - International Epilepsy SupportThe last few months have seen the world and how we live in it change beyond our wildest nightmares. None of us could have imagined how so many of us would have to change how we live our lives because of a virus that has brought such misery to almost every country in the world. The IBE website has a new section that provides information on COVID-19 and epilepsy and you can find our more on page 4 of this issue.

On a brighter note, we bring you information on how International Epilepsy Day 2020 was celebrated in early February – with almost 150 countries participating.

Most of us could consider a steady hand as being essential for an artist – but not so for Niloofar from Iran. Find our more and see some of her work on page 14.

Kenneth Ninying from our chapter in Cameroon reports on a very successful workshop for young people, funded by IBE. We hope that some of the recommendations will be taken on board by the community in Nseh village.

IBE is very pleased to send it congratulations to Helen Cross, ILAE President-elect, who is making history as the first woman to be appointed to the position.

Finally, on a sad note, we publish the obituary of Henry Stokes Brown from the IBE chapter in Guatemala who died in March. May he rest in peace.

Happy reading!

Ann Little


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