We represent the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) in Africa. The IBE improves the social condition and quality of life of people with epilepsy and those who care for them with a a vision of the world where everywhere ignorance and fear about epilepsy are replaced by understanding and care.
Established in 1961 and headquartered in Dublin Ireland, the IBE is an international organization (NGO) for epilepsy organizations that exist to provide support for a strong global network, encourage the development of new chapters in under-served areas of the world, and to encourage communication and collaboration among all members so as to meet our mission and vision.
IBE’s strategic priorities are to ensure that epilepsy is recognized as a health priority worldwide; that the human and civil rights of people with epilepsy are enhanced and protected where they might live; that people with epilepsy are empowered to maximize quality of life; and that research into prevention, treatment, care and consequences of epilepsy are promoted. We also work closely with associations of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).