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Mass NCPWD Registration Drive for the People of Tharaka Nithi County
In support of the call by the Government to Register eligible citizens to the National Council for People with Disabilities ( NCPWD ), KAWE collaborated with NCPWD and the County Government of Tharaka Nithi in a joint mass activity that involved Medical assessment of People with Epilepsy and Subsequent registration to get Disability cards.
The activity took place in 4 locations within the vast county of Tharaka Nithi to ensure every sub county had been reached. These include Kangutu, Baragu, Gatunga and Nkarini. Over 430 individuals were assessed to be vetted for NCPWD Card.
First Ever Epilepsy Stake-Holder Convening
KAWE in partnership with Epilepsy Africa IBE will be holding an Epilepsy Stake Holder Conference on 7th June 2023 with various Epilepsy organizations in Kenya to discuss the Domestication and Implementation of IGAP in Kenya and a Call to Action 2023 to Eradicate Stigma in Kenya among other issues affecting people with Epilepsy. Some of the Participating Stakeholders included Foundation for People with Epilepsy (FPE), Urise Kenya, Shine Epilepsy Support, Youth on the Move, Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance of Kenya ( NCDAK ), and Band Foundation just to name but a few. The Event was also graced by two Members of County Assembly for Tharaka Nithi who are advocating for Patients with Epilepsy within their respective wards and in the assembly.
First Ever Epilepsy Stake-Holder Convening
Hon Anita Mbae Karimi who has been championing the cause of People with #epilepsy in Tharaka Nithi County during a panel discussion with @Hon. Zachary Njagi also from Tharaka County and KAWE CEO Mr. Patrick Ngechu.
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.
Global Action and other neurological disorders (IGAP).
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