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 to ensure the medication is working properly. A doctor is also able to know when there is improvement, or when the patient needs to be put on different medication.
By supporting clinic centres is various counties in the country, KAWE is making accessibility to treatment much easier. In this year alone, KAWE in partnership with County Health Departments in their respective counties has been able to launch epilepsy clinics in the following locations within Kenya.
1.Kisumu county-Katitu and Ahero health centres
2.Mombasa county-Mvita health centre
3.Garissa county- red cross hospital and IRC hospital in Dadaab
4.Isiolo county-Almasi Childrens village and isiolo sub county hospital
5.Laikipia county-Nanyuki referral hospital
6.Kilifi county-Kilifi referral hospital
Watch one of the launch sessions here:
Isiolo Clinic launch