Together We Can Make A Difference
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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
All of us had a great time at Dr. Shah’s home today. We began the meeting with a prayer – Shruti played a Carnatic raga on the violin and sang as well. Shruti has come down from the US to play at a concert in Tamil Nadu and we were fortunate to have her with us. Dr....read more
3 Samman support group meetings are now held every month. At Bandra we had a meeting on 25th August where Pranik healers came and gave a demo. They have agreed to conduct a level 1 training course for us at Bandra for a minimum of 8 persons. The Samman Manav Kalyan...read more
Hi everyone. Another Sunday 12th Aug 2018 ...well spent at the farmhouse at Pen conducting the medical camp which started by 9am and was attended by approx 100 patients . Here I must add that some of our patients have shown a remarkable improvement with regular...read more
21st July 2108 started off as a beautiful rainy day with us not being sure whether we should have the meeting or not ... but thankfully the rains subsided and we had the meeting @2:30pm at ADAPT. We had 13 members present discussing the topic which was “PURPOSE OF...read more
At yesterday's clinic 30 patients made it through pouring rain. Our team of neurologists and Samman supporters began the clinic at 9 am, They found the greenery around the place most soothing and came back to Mumbai feeling refreshed and happy at time well...read more
Dr. Priyanka Pandey conducted the 4th Manav Samman meeting on 30th July 2018. The topic was management of epilepsy through yoga. Yoga, an integral part of Indian culture and heritage, is said to bestow good health － physical, mental and spiritual － on the...read more
Manav Samman organised its 3rd meet on 26.5.18. Dr. Priyanka Pandey (clinical psychologist) spoke about the significance and importance of being mentally health and followed this with relevant games and activities. Activities were as follows - ‘Know Yourself’ – each...read more
Was very happy to celebrate Vishnu Rane’s birthday at our support group meeting yesterday. Many people attended to focus on how they could support Samman Association – some of the ideas: an advocacy group to focus on the rights of people with epilepsy – support on...read more
Yesterday the Samman-Manav Kalyan team organized a support group meeting at Dahisar East. LIke the first it was very well attended, with more than 30 people present. Neuropsychologist Dr. Urvashi Shah captivated the audience with her frank, down to earth, meaningful...read more