Welcome to
CareEpilepsy Ethiopia
ኬርኤፕለፕሲ ኢትዮጵያ

Our vision is to see people affected by epilepsy and associated disabilities receive the quality medical care they need, and the public respect, fairness and understanding they deserve so that they can live a healthy productive life, free from discrimination and stigma, and have opportunity to realise their full potential.

ራዕያችን የሚጥል ህመም እና በተያያዥ የአካል ጉዳት የተጎዱ ሰዎች የሚፈልጉትን ጥራት ያለው የህክምና እንክብካቤ ሲያገኙ ማየት እና የሚገባቸውን የህዝብ አክብሮት ፣ ፍትሃዊነት እና መረዳትን ከአድሎአዊነት እና መገለል የፀዳ ጤናማ ምርታማ ኑሮ እንዲኖሩ ነው፡፡

CareEpilepsy Ethiopia is a small, grassroots organization founded to raise awareness of epilepsy to eradicate the stigma associated with the condition and promote the interest of people with epilepsy on federal and regional levels. Our charity is the first, and only non-governmental, non-religious epilepsy focused charitable organization supporting the neglected community of people with epilepsy in Ethiopia.

We aim to improve the welfare of patients with epilepsy by being an advocate for their needs by working together with the patients, their families, and diverse local community members. We also work tirelessly to build partnerships with other stakeholders such as government ministries and NGOs to address the medical, social and environmental factors contributing to epilepsy and improve the service of epilepsy care.

Our People

We work for people with epilepsy, their families and anyone who is affected by epilepsy.


Our vision is to see people with epilepsy protected, respected, healthy, free from discrimination and stigma to achieve mental wellness and have opportunities to realize their full potential.


Our mission is to save the lives of people with epilepsy by increasing access to epilepsy service and treatment and change the perceptions of epilepsy through education, leadership and advocacy.


Our core ethics which we abide by are compassionate care, integrity, partnership, accountability, innovation and inclusiveness.

የድርጅታችን ታሪካዊ ዳራ


ኬርኤፕለፕሲ ኢትዮጵያ የሚጥል ህመም ያለባቸው ሰዎች ጤናማ፣ አምራች፣ ከመገለልና መድሎ ነፃ ሆነው ማየት የሚል ራዕይ ይዞ ይሰራል፡፡


በህመሙ የሚሰቃዩ ኢትዮጵያውያን የጤና ሁኔታ እንዲሻሻል፤ የህክምና እድሎችን በማመቻቸት፣ የመድሃኒት አቅርቦትን በማስፋፋት ለአደጋ ተጋላጭነትን በመቀነስ፣ ስለህመሙ በህብረተሰቡ ውስጥ ግንዛቤ በመፍጠር፣ ደህንነትን በማረጋገጥ ህይወትን መታደግ እና አመለካከትን መቀየር፡፡


  • ግልፅነት: - በሥራችን በሁሉም ደረጃዎች ግልፅነትን ማረጋገጥ
  • የፈጠራ ችሎታ እና ጠንካራ ቁርጠኝነት ያለው ሙያዊ ድጋፍ መስጠት
  • አሳታፊነት
  • ርህራሄ የተሞላው እንክብካቤ መስጠት
  • የሚጥል ህመም ላለባቸዉ ሰዎች ክብር መስጠት
  • ታማሚውን የለዉጥ አራማጅ ማድረግ
  • ዘላቂ ለዉጥ ለማምጣት ተቀናጅቶ መስራት

Clinical Care | CareEpilepsy Ethiopia

Early and consistent medical management of epilepsy means seizure remission is possible in as many as 70% of patients with appropriate and timely treatment. In addition, having diagnostic tools such as the EEG and MRI imaging means improving the quality of care.

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Public Education | CareEpilepsy Ethiopia

Our public awarness is the pillar of our work to erradicate the stigma of epilepsy. Most people still believe that epilepsy is associated wtih evil spirit. That is why we bring awareness to the community and teach them that this is not something evil, but a very serious illness that can be treated with medication.

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Health and Wellbeing | CareEpilepsy Ethiopia

Improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of people with epilepsy through medication, psychological, economic and transportation support to make them self-confident, gain self-worth and become self-sufficient.

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Advocacy in Partnership | CareEpilepsy Ethiopia

Through our policy advocacy program, we collaborate and coordinate with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to influence national policies; organizational practices and improve service provisions available for people living with epilepsy. We work at all levels of the health system, from the household to the community to the health facility to national authorities. Our volunteers (national and international) and local partners are our agents in executing our work.

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Children with epilepsy have unique needs and face unique challenges. Access to care is a right for any child with epilepsy and should include access to health care providers who can deliver appropriate management.

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Sustainable eco-friendly social enterprise using recycled materials such as paper and plastic for our craftwork and biodegradable sheep wool. We teach our patients the importance of looking after our environment.

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Integrating epilepsy management into primary health care is an essential step to reduce the treatment gap and requires effective training programs for nonspecialist health care providers

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Help us raise awareness of epilepsy and the cultural, social and economic impact of epilepsy to enhance the quality lives of our patients and improve their psychosocial health outcomes.

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Enat Yewnetu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Abiy Asrat

Administrative and Finance Manager

Sr Himanot Altaseb

Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

Meron Worku

Office Administrator

Birhane Habte

Office Assistant

Kibrom Sahele

Patient Representative

Bemnet Daniel

Volunteer Coordinator

Ruth Daniel

Volunteer Coordinator