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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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