I have recently returned from visiting CareEpilepsy's team in Addis Ababa where we worked on our strategies to meet our fourth-quarter goals. It was also a time to catch up with our partners and clarify our collaboration further. So, albeit brief, it was a productive visit.
The third quarter was busy and exciting. We celebrated the African Epilepsy Stripes Week on the 21st of September, 2022 by raising awareness about epilepsy in schools. We have also received the much-needed anti-seizure medication given by the ROW Foundation. We thank the Foundation for donating Roweepra® (levetracetam) and Subvenite® (lamotrigine) tablets worth $6,360.00. I am also excited to share that we are now an Associate Member of the prestigious International Bureau for Epilepsy. We look forward to connecting with the organization's vast community to exchange best practices and explore exciting avenues for collaboration.
Our clinic now runs from Monday - Friday. Our clinical service is not just about epilepsy but rather the general well-being of our patients. We offer general health check-ups to enable us to diagnose epilepsy-related issues early for better treatment outcomes. Change takes time, but I am pleased to share that we are now well-settled into this new way of running the clinic and remain firmly focused on fulfilling our patients and the community's needs.
Mr Abayneh Tunta has joined our team and will perform nursing duties, counselling and community teaching as well as training.
Next quarter, we will continue to provide our programs and work in partnership with other organizations, thinkers and policymakers to achieve this. We have also started planning for the 2023 National Epilepsy Week campaign, which will be held in February 2023.
It has been my privilege and honour to establish and lead CareEpilepsy Ethiopia for the past seven years, an exceptional charity that is both an initiative pioneer and a force for good in the communities we serve. Our success was made possible with the help of our supporters, both financially and in kind. Thank you.
I look forward to updating you next quarter.
Founder and CEO