The World Health Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization, unanimously adopted a resolution on epilepsy in 2015. It encourages member countries to strive to improve the care of people with epilepsy. It notes that governments should implement measures to improve and protect the rights of people living with epilepsy. It also states that in countries with low and medium incomes, anti-epileptic drugs should be made more available and affordable.
The Swiss Epilepsy League backed the resolution and supports the WHO measures.
To achieve its aims, the World Health Organization (WHO) is officially cooperating with the ILAE – the International League Against Epilepsy; the Swiss League Against Epilepsy is the Swiss chapter of the ILAE.