Save more lives like Nejat Nuredin

Your Support, Our Impact—Together, We Transform Lives - Including Yours

When 7-year-old Nejat received antiepileptic medication, it transformed not only her life but also the life of her single mother. With fewer seizures, Nejat now plays with other children, attends school regularly, and her mother can work to support their family. This profound change is possible because of the generous contributions from people who care. Join CareEpilepsy and be the reason for another child's brighter future.

SAVING LIVES AND CHANGING PERCEPTIONS

Welcome. At CareEpilepsy Ethiopia, our mission is to save the lives of those affected by epilepsy and associated disabilities, while changing perceptions of epilepsy and ultimately fostering a society that embraces those affected by the condition.

Founded in 2015 by Enat Yewnetu, who has lived with epilepsy for over three decades, we have made a significant impact through our community-driven approach, engaging professional and youth volunteers.

Our holistic approach to care includes the following strategic initiatives providing and facilitating early epilepsy diagnosis and treatment, increasing the number of nurses and health officers trained to treat epilepsy, raising awareness about epilepsy within communities, improving the emotional, social, and economic wellbeing of our patients, and engaging with partner organizations including patients, families, and local communities to influence policies affecting people with epilepsy through advocacy.

Our logo, featuring a central cross and individuals in dialogue, symbolizes our commitment to improved care and open conversations as catalysts for breaking stigma and building an inclusive society. Registered in Ethiopia under Authority for Civil Society Organizations number 3380 and in the UK with Charity Commission number 1151942, we continue to empower those affected by epilepsy to shape their own journeys.

Our Mission, Vision, Goal and Your Impact!

See how your contributions make a difference for people with epilepsy and enrich your life as a donor. Make a Difference Today!

Clinical Assistance

We provide outpatient services in collaboration with volunteer neurologists, along with diagnostic testing and support for managing epilepsy and associated conditions. We do this because we believe that early and consistent medical management can lead to seizure remission in up to 70% of our patients.

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Community Education

Raising public awareness is at the heart of our mission to eliminate the stigma surrounding epilepsy. Despite advances in medical understanding, many people still mistakenly believe that epilepsy is linked to evil spirits. We therefore educate the community that epilepsy is a serious medical condition that can be effectively treated with medication.

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Wellbeing Support

We provide support for both the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of people with epilepsy. By offering psychological and economic assistance, we empower individuals to build self-confidence, gain a sense of self-worth, achieve self-sufficiency and enhance their overall quality of life.

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Advocacy Initiatives

Advocating for epilepsy, we work to drive systemic changes in education, employment, and healthcare. Join us in our mission to build a more inclusive society and ensure that individuals with epilepsy have the opportunities and support they need to thrive in all areas of life.

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Epilepsy Training & Education

Our clinical training program enhances the knowledge of primary healthcare professionals in epilepsy care, covering diagnosis, treatment, and overall management. This ensures that individuals with epilepsy receive accurate diagnoses and effective treatments, improving their overall health and quality of life.

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Volunteering Opportunity to Transform Lives

Our volunteering service is vital in enhancing support for individuals with epilepsy. Volunteers assist with patient care, community education, and administrative tasks, allowing us to offer more comprehensive services. Their dedication and diverse skills make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

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Thirty years ago, I was thrust into a world of uncertainty when seizures became a constant companion in my life. The unpredictable storms of generalized tonic-clonic seizures left me battered and bruised, both physically and emotionally. From nearly losing my unborn child to grappling with memory challenges, my journey with epilepsy was marked by pain, embarrassment, and silent suffering.  For years, I questioned why epilepsy chose me, enduring physical injuries, hospitalizations, and the shadow of a shorter life expectancy. The turning point arrived 15 years ago when I confronted a choice: let epilepsy define me, or rise above its challenges. Determined not to be defeated, I embraced my reality and decided that epilepsy would not shackle my dreams. Learn More

Enat Yewnetu
Founder and CEO
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WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
Partnering for Impact: Transforming Epilepsy Care At CareEpilepsy Ethiopia, we create opportunities for people with epilepsy by partnering with health centers, hospitals, community organizations, government ministries, and national and international charities worldwide. To deliver our mission, we collaborate closely with nurses, health officers, GPs, teachers, community leaders, government bodies, neurologists, associations, and youth volunteers. By working together, we ensure our support for disadvantaged children and adults with epilepsy is guided by valuable insights and resources, maximizing our impact.

Together, we will save lives and change perceptions about epilepsy.

Voices of Change

  • Careepilepsy Ethiopia
  • CareEpilepsy Ethiopia, Yeka Sub-City, Woreda 08, House No. 897 Around Hayahulet, Near Denberwa MCH Hospital, Togo Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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