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Community Engagement Project Kilifi County
Shiriki is a Swahili word that means “Engage.’
Description: The Kilifi Shiriki Facility is a project that involves modifying a 40 Ft container to be partitioned into 4 rooms and the construction of a waiting bay of 100-person capacity.
Aim: The anticipated results will provide a facility that will assist to
implement the guidelines in public health facilities, provide a health
program for persons with epilepsy, drug abuse and safe spaces for youths and persons with disabilities to reach about 1,000 persons. This facility will expand the infrastructure and services at the hospital that faces challenges of overcrowding where patients in wards share bed space. The comprehensive service delivery will also improve data collection and statistics for planning and aims to provide a comprehensive clinic for patients to reduce risks associated with epilepsy, drug abuse, and other conditions. A room dedicated to printing services will enable the facility cater for running costs.
Project Amount Target: Kes 2 Million.
International Epilepsy Day Commemorated at Machakos County 2023
Stamping Out Stigma in Machakos County
KAWE commemorated International Epilepsy Day 2023 in Machakos County on 13th February with the theme 50 Million Steps Against Stigma. KAWE has an MOU with the County which was signed in the presence of Dr.Daniel Yumbya, EBS-County Executive Committee Member (CECM), the County Health Management Team, and the KAWE team led by the Chairman, Dr.Osman Miyanji on 23rd Jan 2023.
Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders (IGAP)
Demystifying Epilepsy at Ground Zero in Tharaka Nithi County
KAWE advocates for 90-80-70, a WHO adopted resolution that addresses challenges and gaps in providing care and services for People with Epilepsy and other neurological disorders and ensuring a comprehensive coordinated response across sectors. KAWE has sensitized chiefs, Midwives, Medical health workers, Community Health Workers, Prisons personnel, and Educational institutions (Chuka boys and Chuka girls) in Tharaka Nithi, to increase Epilepsy Awareness from the grassroots by demystifying cultural beliefs, reducing stigma and discrimination in the society leading to more people seeking treatment hence reducing treatment gap.
Who We Are
KAWE is a not for profit organization established in 1982 that seeks to address the challenges that people with epilepsy experience through a community participatory approach. We believe that people with epilepsy have a right to quality care, inclusion and equal opportunities.
People with epilepsy living their lives to full potential free of stigma.
To facilitate improved quality of life for people with epilepsy.
All you need to know about epilepsy from the definition, causes of seizures, first aid.
What is Epilepsy?
The term epilepsy refers to a chronic condition in which an individual has recurrent fits (also called seizures or convulsions). These are caused by a temporary disturbance in the brain activity
A support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about epilepsy and how they maneuver stigma and discrimination in their communities. Physical support groups are currently suspended due to covid19 restrictions. Join our Online platforms by inboxing us using any social media handles.
KAWE creates epilepsy awareness in schools by providing right tools to manage epilepsy, improve how the school community view and addresses epilepsy by debunking myths and misconceptions. Training school nurses on care for students, seizure training on school personnel. The training also helps kids and students understand more on epilepsy care and importance of creating epilepsy awareness in their homes and community at large.
KAWE trains primary health care workers and community health care workers with an aim to reduce the huge treatment gap and adequately manage epilepsy.
KAWE aims to assist county government health services to establish and maintain a network of health facilities to ease referral hospitals hence reducing the distance and cost of travel for patients and caregivers.
Intersectoral Global Action and other neurological disorders (IGAP).
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