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Winfred’s tight battle against Stigma towards epilepsy

As a person living with epilepsy, Winfred Wanja  has faced every kind of stigma in the book. She was shunned by people even before she knew she had epilepsy and on confirmation, more people exited from her life. A mother of two, what keeps her going is the knowledge that God knows her situation, and [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|shareyourstory, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alex Muli is Putting Epilepsy in the Picture

In commemoration of International Epilepsy Day, we asked people living with epilepsy, friends of KAWE to share their  story, in line with this year’s theme of putting epilepsy in the picture. After posting the story of Kabemba Mwale as featured in the Lusaka Times, we got responses from within Kenya from people leaving with epilepsy [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|shareyourstory|2 Comments

Kabemba Mwale is an epilepsy activist

Kabemba Mwale is an epilepsy activist , she shares her story below. “My name is Kabemba Mwale born 29th December 1982. I am the last born in a family of four children. I had my 1st seizure in 1991 on the 29th August. After my second seizure on Christmas Eve ,that same year, my parents [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|shareyourstory|5 Comments

Komesha Kifafa- Schools Edition

The Month of January has a been a busy one for us here at KAWE. We started by launching the Komesha Kifafa School Awareness Programme, part two of last year’s Komesha Kifafa Caravan series. With association and permissions from the  County Health and the Teachers Service Commission, we have been able to visit the nine [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Knowledge|0 Comments

KAWE Launches its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan in a new office.

Friday 29th July 2016 was a special day for KAWE as we launched our new modern office at a cocktail event attended by notable representatives in the medical field. As part of the event, KAWE also launched its 2016-2020 strategic plan which was expounded by the Board of Director’s Financial controller Mr. Paul Spence. The [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Institutional|0 Comments

Influencing and Partnerships: Epilepsy Awareness Caravan

 Between the months of July and October, KAWE, in association with Lotto Foundation and respective County Health Governments was involved in an awareness caravan. The Caravan, dubbed Komesha Kifafa  focused on areas in the  country where Epilepsy is still highly stigmatised. The events leading up to the Caravan included visiting the 12  County Health [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Partnership|0 Comments

Health Care-New clinics Launched in 2016

KAWE have been working hard to support health care in Kenya by prioritising the effort to reduce the epilepsy treatment gap in Kenya. This is through facilitation of access to affordable, sustainable and comprehensive quality health care. What is so special about an epilepsy clinic? Well, an epilepsy patient requires follow up with a physician [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Health|11 Comments

Epilepsy in Kenya-Purple Day 2016

As in all the world; Purple day was celebrated in Kenya  on 26th March 2016, in association with Coast Epilepsy Organization(C.E.O) This event which took place at Mvita Primary School, Mombasa was graced by parents, students, teachers and community members. Members of the Education Assessment Resources Centers (EARC) and Radio Rahma were also in attendance. [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Knowledge|0 Comments

*215# Enters the Shark Tank

A staggering figure of 800,000 people in Kenya  are on record as having Epilepsy but 80% are not under treatment. This is caused mainly by lack of information, mis-information and stigma. To try and curb this deficiency,  Safaricom Kenya, ANDREF and KAWE created M-Kifafa. M-Kifafa is an SMS platform that was developed to create [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Partnership|2 Comments

Kenya’s Mental Health Policy now available.

On May 17th, 2016, the first Mental Health Policy was launched. The purpose of the policy is to provide a benchmark to measure goals set for quality mental health provision in the country. KAWE officials were present since Epilepsy was one of the conditions discussed. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it takes third [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Partnership|0 Comments