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KAWE, Chandaria Foundation, and Kilifi County Government Unite to Transform Epilepsy Care in Malindi District Hospital

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting millions worldwide, often facing stigma and limited access to specialized care in many communities. KAWE is proud to join hands with the esteemed Chandaria Foundation and the Kilifi County Government to establish a pioneering epilepsy facility at Malindi Sub-County Hospital. This monumental project signifies a profound commitment to revolutionizing healthcare accessibility and quality for persons with epilepsy in the region.

The forthcoming inauguration of the epilepsy facility on the 26th of this month marks a significant milestone in our collective journey towards enhancing healthcare infrastructure and services. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a beacon of hope, offering advanced diagnostics, specialized treatment, and holistic support for epilepsy patients and their families.

At the heart of this initiative lies a shared vision of empowerment and inclusivity, where individuals living with epilepsy can access dignified care, education, and advocacy. Through collaborative efforts, we aim to foster a supportive ecosystem that not only addresses medical needs but also champions awareness, acceptance, and community integration.

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.

Knowledge Management

Epilepsy Information.

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 

Support Group.

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. 

School Program.

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. 

Knowledge Management.

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).






Please join us in creating awareness and spreading information about Epilepsy. Let us change the world.

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