Epilepsy is a public health problem that is rather uncommon to be talked about. There are many myths and false beliefs surrounding the disease, many of which come from the very fact that there isn't much educated information regarding epilepsy given to the general public. It is, therefore, part of our responsibility as medical students fortunate enough to have more knowledge in the medical field to correct the misinformation we come across. This should be done not merely for the sake of fulfilling responsibilities, but with the awareness that the spread and belief of something that is simply false, when it affects many people with the condition and their loved ones, is no harmless mistake.
AMSA-Unhas is proud to have Argatria Michelle, one of the top 12 finalists of Ambassador of Public Health, on the first ever AMSA-Unhas Podcast. She had been campaigning and attempting to spread awareness regarding epilepsy. On this podcast, she interviewed dr. Andi Weri Sompa, M.Kes, Sp.S, chief of PERPEI (Perhimpunan Penanggulangan Epilepsi Indonesia).
The video of the podcast can be watched below:
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