Our Mission - Saving Lives Changing Perception

Through creating awareness, facilitating medical care and improving wellbeing

Awareness

STIGMA Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of epilepsy within the past several decades, in Ethiopia, public attitude to epilepsy remains to be superstitious. There is a deep-rooted prejudice against epilepsy, and many still attribute it to witchcraft, and curses making it a dreaded disease.  These beliefs have resulted in patients with epilepsy being ostracised, stigmatised and misunderstood. A combination of traditional beliefs, poverty, lack…

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Medical Care

This programme addresses the patient care continuum and access to epilepsy services. Epilepsy care needs to be continuous and integrated into existing local primary health care system to reach out the vast majority of the patients. It must increase access to care and affordable anti-epileptic medications. The need to strengthen local nurses’, health officers’, health extension workers’ and paramedics’ competence in the provision of efficient…

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Wellbeing

CareEpilepsy’s Wellbeing activities focus on the psycho-social and economic issues epilepsy patients face through rehabilitative services.  This will help people with epilepsy to live well with epilepsy and prevent and minimise secondary or tertiary handicaps. Our programmes include counselling, advice on living with epilepsy and peer support group, to help people with epilepsy enjoy full, active lives. Current projects: Centre4epilepsy, a rehabilitation centre that provides the…

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Latest News

The Semien Mountains Trek –

This event is organised by Care Epilepsy Ethiopia and Epsa iom. In support of ongoing fund raising, both Charities are combining to offer an opportunity for Trek enthusiasts in the Island to experience the superb landscape and wilderness of the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia. The specially designed itinerary will take you through stunning mountain scenery, remote villages and abundant wildlife in the Simien Mountains National…

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Walk for Epilepsy – the Second National Epilepsy Week 2017 at Mizan Aman Town in the Southern Region of Ethiopia

The 2017 National Epilepsy Week was a joint initiative, prompted by CareEpilepsy Ethiopia, between CareEpilepsy Ethiopia, the Federal Ministry of Health and the SNNPR Health Bureau, Hawassa.  The aim of the event was to raise awareness about epilepsy and establish a sustainable model of access to antiepileptic medication. A principal goal for epilepsy education and awareness programs for the public at large is to combat stigma,…

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About CareEpilepsy

CareEpilepsy’s vision is to see people with epilepsy healthy, productive, and free from discrimination and stigma.

Our Vision
Our Vision

CareEpilepsy’s vision is to see people with epilepsy healthy, productive, and free from discrimination and stigma.

Our Mission
Our Mission

Saving the lives of people with epilepsy through prevention, medical care, wellbeing and advocacy.

Our Objective
Our Objective

To establish a sustainable model of epilepsy care and treatment, raise awareness and increase social acceptability, and increase advocacy to address the medical, social, environmental factors contributing to epilepsy.

Focus Area

The goal of our work is to address the epilepsy needs of people in Africa through quality, culturally competent, evidence-based, equitable and cost-effective care.

Partner4epilepsy

CareEpilepsy explores mechanisms to involve more partners in activities to work on the prevention of the causes of secondary epilepsy and the care of epilepsy, and the combating of stigma.

Partner4epilepsy
TalkEpilepsy

Aims to mobilize communities to help raise awareness and change social norms and community perception of epilepsy.

TalkEpilepsy
Care4epilepsy

This program is meant to address the patient care continuum and access to epilepsy services.

Care4epilepsy
Volunteer4epilepsy

CareEpilepsy provides both long-term and short-term volunteering opportunity.

Volunteer4epilepsy
BeWell4epilepsy

Aims to address the psycho-social and economic issues people with epilepsy face through rehabilitative services which will prevent and/or minimize secondary or tertiary handicaps.

BeWell4epilepsy
Train4epilepsy

Aims to address the issue of community capacity development and technical assistance management to provide quality care with the focus on nursing staff and health workers.

Train4epilepsy

Our Partners