International Epilepsy Day 2023

Epilepsy is a nervous disorder. It affects brain activity. The disease is identified late among children. Early symptoms of the disease are left unnoticed. If identified at early stages, it can be cured easily. To increase awareness of the disease and to identify the symptoms at early stages, International Epilepsy Day is celebrated. It is celebrated on the second Monday of February every year.

The theme of International Epilepsy Day 2023

The celebrations are to focus on “STIGMA”. Stigma means fear or feeling negative reactions.

About the day

The day is celebrated by the WHO of the UN and several other countries. The members of UN spread the awareness of the disease on this day.

Need for Epilepsy Day

Around 50 million people in the world suffer from epilepsy. 80% of them are living in low and middle-income countries. These countries are in shortage of funds to focus on the disease and spread awareness. Four to Ten of thousand people suffer from epilepsy. In high-income countries, 49 of 100,000 people suffer from epilepsy.

Significance of the 2023 theme

People with epilepsy suffer from stigma and discrimination. For this reason, it is essential to spread awareness about the disease and its cure.




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