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EPILEPSY SUPPORT PAKISTAN – ESP (previously Friends of Epilepsy) comprises of people from all walks of life including epilepsy-care givers, PWE, caretakers, relatives and friends, concerned citizens and well wishers who contribute towards the cause of epilepsy in general and extend help towards the functioning of  the National Epilepsy Centre in particular.

The most prominent member has been (Late) Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi, the most respected citizen of the country. A social worker of international repute with a wide range of charities in Pakistan, extending to about 30 other countries of the world, Mr. Edhi had epilepsy for more than 60 years. He has supported the National Epilepsy Centre and its activities. He has been our ambassador creating awareness amongst the masses.

Two famous cricketers, Shahid Afridi and Moeen Khan agreed to be part of the international “Stand Up For Epilepsy” campaign in which a collection of images of famous sport persons photographed with children or teenagers from around the world has been compiled. The photographs convey the message that celebrities have no prejudice against the disorder and that people with epilepsy can achieve their goals, lead a full and active life and engage in sports.

Epilepsy Support Pakistan is the Full Voting Chapter of International Bureau of Epilepsy

Lack of awareness, misconceptions, stigma & marginalization cause more misery than the condition itself. With medical, social & psychological treatment, public awareness to change the public mind-set is necessary. National Epilepsy Centre (NEC). Karachi, operational since 2012 is the only tertiary care centre in Pakistan exclusively for holistic epilepsy treatment, education, research and public awareness.

Our landmark paper, Epilepsy treatment gap and stigma reduction in Pakistan: A tested public awareness model was published in a reputable medical journal in end Dec 2019. The paper was received with accolades from entire medical especially neurology community for its groundbreaking approach towards reduction of treatment gap in a poorly resourced country.