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፡፡

Saving the Lives of Children with Epilepsy: Ensuring Access to Appropriate Care

Children with epilepsy possess unique requirements and encounter distinctive obstacles. Ensuring access to care is not only a fundamental right for every child with epilepsy but should also encompass availability to healthcare providers capable of delivering appropriate epilepsy management.

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Our sustainable and eco-friendly social enterprise is dedicated to using recycled materials, such as paper and plastic, for our craftwork. Additionally, we utilize biodegradable sheep wool, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint. In addition to providing economic opportunities, we also prioritize environmental education. Through our project, we teach our patients about the significance of caring for our environment. Together, we strive to create a positive impact on both livelihoods and the world we live in.

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Integrating epilepsy management into primary healthcare is crucial to reduce the treatment gap. Effective training programs for nonspecialist healthcare providers are essential in achieving this goal.

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Donate to support our mission of raising awareness about epilepsy and its cultural, social, and economic impact. By doing so, you can contribute to enhancing the quality of life for our patients and improving their psychosocial health outcomes. Join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

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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

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.

Objectives of the 2023 National Epilepsy Week Event

What makes this year more special is the program will:
  • be a hybrid that combines a "live" in-person event with a "virtual" online component.
  • pilot a telemedicine service to increasing access to epilepsy specialist doctors
  • increase nurses, midwives and health officers capacity to treat epilepsy by providing a two day clinical training and support.
  • raise awareness on human rights violations which are widespread among people with epilepsy, including being denied treatment, education, and employment.

Target Group
This event's target group are people with epilepsy, their families, clinical staff (nurses, health officer, midwives), youth leaders, policymakers, religious leaders and the community in general of all ages.

One week, 13th - 18th February 2023.

All the above activities are geared towards sensitizing the community, reducing stigma and working with stakeholders to ensure epilepsy patients can access adequate epilepsy care and treatment as well as education and employment.

Trying to overcome deep-rooted traditions, prejudices and misconceptions is always an uphill battle. Nevertheless, CareEpilepsy Ethiopia believes that the key to overcoming deep-rooted cultural practices, norms and religious interpretations of numerous aspects of Epilepsy lies in raising awareness and having access to AEDs.  It is high time to FOCUS on epilepsy and care for this community of people!  Without FOCUS and a strong voice, epilepsy is neglected compared to other diseases notwithstanding so many patients in Ethiopia are severely impacted by the disease.