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Rural Epilepsy Clinic
The Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA) was founded in Mumbai in 1971 under the leadership of Neurologists: Late Dr. Anil Desai, Dr. Eddie P. Bharucha and Dr. Noshir H. Wadia, and it functions as the Central Office of the IEA. There were 9 members of the first Governing Council: Dr. A. Desai, Dr. E.P. Bharucha, Dr. N.H. Wadia, Dr. K.V. Mathai, Dr. K.S. Mani, Dr. Baldev Singh, Dr. B. Ramamurthi, Dr. T.K. Ghosh and Mrs. R.H. Dastur. The Bombay Chapter of the IEA was formed in 1972.The Bombay Chapter is now rechristened Samman Association. For more details about the IEA and its chapters log on to: epilepsyindia.org
Our Vision: To live in a Society where no persons life is limited by epilepsy.
Our Mission: To be an Association that nurtures and empowers the potential in every person with epilepsy.
- To increase epilepsy awareness through various campaigns and education programs that promote acceptance of people with epilepsy and remove fear and stigma.
- To connect people with epilepsy and their families so that they may share experiences and support each other with love, respect and care.
- To provide knowledge, resources and training to people with epilepsy and their caregivers to improve their quality of life.
- To work towards policy change that empowers people with epilepsy in society.
Samman News and UpdatesReview of local events, camps and programs
We were happy to see new faces in the new year! We got the first new member of 2018 last Saturday, and were happy to have a couple of old members, whom we had not seen for a very long time, attend this meeting. As usual there was a sharing amongst members, this time...read more
We celebrated Anura’s achievement on 2nd December at our support group meeting. Anura after doing her Masters in Physics, has now completed her doctorate in Educational Technology from IIT Bombay. Her rather complex thesis involved building models that enable self...read more
On 19th November we had our 55th clinic in Pen and celebrated our 10th year. A few details about the event: 2 neurologists and 1 general physician attended to 107 patients. After distribution of medicines those patients who have been coming for over 3 years and have...read more
Creating Epilepsy Awareness on National Epilepsy day: Dr. Dhruv Mehta gave a talk at Physiotherapy school at KEM GSMedical College. This was attended by 80students and few faculty. Principal Ameeta Mehta and Professor Mariya Jiandani attended. Epilepsy film starring...read more
Great News!!!! We have a tie up with Radio city 91.1 FM for the National Epilepsy Week. Broadcasts on Epilepsy Myths & Facts, and Seizure First Aid. An interview of our President, Neurologist Dr. Pravina Shah that shall be broadcast on Radio City between 3 to 5pm on...read more
Radio Program with Dr Jayanti Mani Neurologist and Yashoda Wakankar Epilepsy Marriage Counsellor at 11.15 am on 107.1. Please tune in...read more
This September we have had 3 events already: An epilepsy clinic in Pen on the 17th which was attended by over a 100 patients, the support group meeting which focused on Sleep and Epilepsy on the 23rd, and on the 24th we participated in an exhibition cum sale,...read more
There were two School awareness programs done in August the first one was conducted on 12th Aug '17 at the G.V.English high school in Manorama Nagar Thane by Dr. Rima Choudhry , this program was attended by about 15 teachers and support staff members . The second...read more
Now that schools have reopened after vacations the school contact program is active again. Yesterday, 22nd July 2017 we conducted an epilepsy awareness program for the 9th and 10th standard students of Ch. Shivaji High School @ Tilak Road Ghatkopar (E). Dr. Amit...read more