Our Activities:

  • Deliver complete care in a primary health care setting
  • Improve the well-being of people with epilepsy
  • Improve human capacity and leadership through nurse led clinics
  • Develop community outreach programs
  • Organize educational campaigns
  • Partnership for epilepsy prevention, care and support with other organizations
  • Research and develop best practice guidelines to inform policy makers

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Improved access and quality of epilepsy care which will reduce the number of undiagnosed and untreated patients in the community
  2. Changed community attitudes towards epilepsy and dispelling of stigma
  3. Increased capacity of health professionals to deliver good epilepsy care
  4. Identification of potential for prevention
  5. Evidence-based management of the service
  6. Support for the well-being of people with epilepsy
  7. Support to anyone affected by epilepsy
  8. Partnership with policy makers to achieve greater prioritization for epilepsy

Our Partners:

The program will serve all the 10 administrative regions: based on ethnic lines. These Tigray, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Benishangul, Southern Peoples’ State, Gambella, Harar and Addis Ababa.

CareEpilepsy Ethiopia will work in partnership with the following national hospitals, regional Health Bureaus and other stakeholders.


Life is a challenge for people living with epilepsy. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with epilepsy from enjoying the same opportunities as the rest of the population.

CareEpilepsy gives a voice to young people, women, men living with epilepsy and their families in Africa. It is an advocacy tool and an instrument for dialogue with regional governments, line ministries (Education, Labour, Women’s and Children’s Affairs etc.), development partners, FBOs, COBs, CSOs, NGOs, and private for profit organizations in order to address the medical social and environmental factors contributing to epilepsy in Africa.

Our advocacy programs is targeted to bring down the barriers and to lead a national campaign to address the problems faced by people with epilepsy in Ethiopia. Our programs include Forum4epilepsy, TalkEpilepsy, and Advocate4Epilepsy.

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