Facilitate the establishment of a sustainable model of epilepsy care and treatment. We do this by
- Facilitating the delivery of epilepsy care in a primary health care setting
- Contributing to increasing an adequate resource of modern diagnostic equipment such as electroencephalogram (EEG) to help diagnose the condition.
- Establishing a consulting service with epilepsy expert advice through clinical call support.
Increase awareness and change epilepsy perceptions. We do this by
- Increasing epilepsy-related knowledge of people living with epilepsy and their families through organized teaching sessions and fliers.
- Initiating campaigns to raise general awareness and understanding of epilepsy to eradicate stigma and discrimination. We use walks, local and national broadcast media such as radio and television and recorded music. Digital media such as email, Facebook, Twitter, and CareEpilepsy website. Outdoor media such as billboards; posters placed inside and outside cars, buses, commercial buildings, shops, sports stadiums. Print media such as magazines, newsletters, or pamphlets.
Improve the wellbeing and psychosocial factors affecting people with epilepsy. We do this by
- Empowering people with epilepsy to self-manage their condition and prevent or mitigate the impact of epilepsy on their overall wellbeing. This is done through training in life skills, vocational skills, and self-management skills.
- Our programme CareCraft incorporates various income generating activities such as crop farming, dairy farming, crafts work, and rug making that will open doors of opportunities for people with epilepsy, to start their own cooperatives or individual business or gain employment.
- Providing counselling service which will provide practical advice and information about living with epilepsy, and help people with epilepsy to develop healthy thoughts about life with epilepsy.
- Creating peer-support groups –which would help people with epilepsy cope with their condition and improve their sense of belonging and connectedness as they network with people who have similar feelings or experiences, build friendship and participate in group social and recreational activities.
Advocacy to influence public policy and organizational practice to address the medical, social, environmental factors contributing to epilepsy. We do this by
- Initiating community conversation and involvement in supporting people with epilepsy and their families through organizing multi-disciplinary conferences and workshops with other clinicians, teachers/lecturers, employers, religious leaders and traditional healers.
- Developing partnership strategies for epilepsy prevention, care, and support.