EPILEPSY INFORMATION CARAVAN
The Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy (KAWE) raised awareness regarding
epilepsy via a road show that reached 17600 people. Spanning 14 counties including Nairobi, Meru, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Laikipia, Bomet, Kisumu, Makueni, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia.
KAWE liaised with health facilities in these counties to provide epilepsy management services. Aside from the obvious health challenges they face, epileptics suffer from social stigma because of traditional superstitions and a general misunderstanding of their condition. Not all Kenyans realize that epilepsy is simply a medical condition that can be successfully treated affording patients a life free of seizures.
The Epilepsy Caravan passed through the major towns in the counties with scheduled stops made during market days to maximize the number of people reached. The team on the caravan included clinicians, community health workers, and volunteers who suffer from epilepsy. The Foundation gave a grant of Ksh 3,100,000.