We are CareEpilepsy Ethiopia
ኬርኤፕለፕሲ ኢትዮጵያ

SAVING LIVES AND CHANGING PERCEPTIONS

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

Clinical Assistance

Our clinical service offers an outpatient service, with collaboration with volunteer neurologists, including diagnostic testing for neurological conditions and support for their management. Early and consistent medical management of epilepsy means seizure remission is possible in as many as 70% of patients.

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Community Education

Through educational interventions integrated into clinical therapy, we effectively reduce self-stigma, enhance stress management, and boost self-esteem, fostering personal growth, well-being, and resilience.

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Wellbeing Support

Our program aim to improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of people with epilepsy through psychological and economic support to make them self-confident, gain self-worth and become self-sufficient. Be part of this program and make a life-changing impact.

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Advocacy Initiatives

Advocating for epilepsy, we drive systemic change in education, employment, and healthcare. Join us in fostering a more inclusive society for those with epilepsy through advocacy efforts.

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About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by recurrent seizures. It results from abnormal brain activity, affecting sensory perception, consciousness, or motor skills. Accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment are essential.

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A Guide to Living Well

Epilepsy affects daily life, influencing relationships, education, work, and mental health. Understanding and support are crucial for individuals navigating the challenges associated with this neurological condition.

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Community Support

Our epilepsy community provides invaluable support, and shared experiences. Through community connections, individuals find strength, and resources for managing challenges and achieving wellbeing.

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  •  25/02/2024 05:08 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

Embark on a transformative journey with our Awareness-Raising Walk, a program designed to illuminate minds and inspire change. The objective is clear: to shed light on epilepsy, dispel myths, and create an environment that fosters understanding and support. Join us as we stride towards a stigma-free future, spreading awareness about the challenges faced by those with epilepsy.

  •  13/02/2024 11:46 PM - 18/02/2024 11:46 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

The National Epilepsy Week is a yearly unique event organized by CareEpilepsy Ethiopia to acknowledge and highlight the psychosocial, economic and healthcare challenges faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers. This program will also give the opportunity to sponsors, partners and stakeholders to make a difference for people with epilepsy. It is also a platform to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and foster understanding about epilepsy within our community. Since its inception, this event has grown in scale and impact, reaching a diverse audience and creating positive change in perceptions surrounding epilepsy.

  •  12/02/2024 08:00 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

International Epilepsy Day is a key initiative that the epilepsy community will use to drive the implementation of the World Health Organisation’s [WHO] 10-year Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders (2022-2031) or IGAP.

  •  01/02/2024 05:04 PM - 29/02/2024 05:04 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

CareEpilepsy Ethiopia takes the month of February as Epilepsy Awareness Monday, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness and addressing the challenges faced by individuals with epilepsy and their families. Insufficient awareness about epilepsy and its origins contributes to social stigma, exclusion, and discrimination against individuals with epilepsy across various societal levels, such as workplaces, schools, and communities.

  •  01/02/2024 05:01 PM - 29/02/2024 05:01 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

A vital clinical program addresses epilepsy complexities, influenced by comorbidities like HIV, the malaria-seizure link, and midwives' role in pregnancy, mental health, dementia, and Parkinson's. This integration enhances patient care and tackles multifaceted challenges in epilepsy care.

Enat Yewnetu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Abiy Asrat

Administrative and Finance Manager

Sr Meron Shimelis

Community Outreach Nurse

Meron Worku

Office Administrator

Birhane Habte

Office Assistant

Kibrom Sahele

Patient Representative

Bemnet Daniel

Volunteer Coordinator

Ruth Daniel

Volunteer Coordinator