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Rural Epilepsy Clinic

Samman Association

 

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.

Our Objectives

  • 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 Updates

Review of local events, camps and programs

Samman Support Group Meetings

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...

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Rural Epilepsy Clinic – Pen

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...

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Epilepsy Support Group Meeting @ Bandra

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...

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Rural Epilepsy Clinic @Palghar

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...

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Support Group Meeting @Dahisar MKK Hospital

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...

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Support Group Meeting at Manav Kendra

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...

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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...

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2nd Samman-Manav Kalyan Support Group Meeting

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...

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1st Support Group Meeting at Fortis Hosp. Mulund

The first Samman-Fortis Epilepsy support group meeting was held at Fortis Hospitals, Mulund on Friday, 27th April 2018. It was attended by 10 patients and their families along with resident doctors and nurses. The support group was conducted by neurologists, a...

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