Making Epilepsy a Health Priority in Africa: Why are governments turning a blind eye on epilepsy?

Webinar no. 5

27 April 2021,  12:00 - 14:00 Greenwich Mean Time

2:00pm Pretoria time
(-2hrs GMT, -1hr WAT, +1hr EAT, +2hrs Mauritius/Seychelles)

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Guest Speaker: Professor PLO Lumumba

Professor PLO Lumumba
Professor PLO Lumumba

Professor PLO Lumumba is a consultant with Lumumba and Lumumba Advocates, a member of the Africa Justice Group (AJG). He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika and a certified mediator. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya FCPS (K), Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Man-agement (FKIM) and Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS). He is Chairman of Farafina Investment Group in Monrovia, Liberia and Economic Strategic Growth and Development Initiative for Africa based in Nigeria.

He has authored several books and is recognized as one of the leading public speakers in Africa and the African Diaspora. He is founder of several organizations including PLO Lumumba Foundation, a charitable organization in operation since 1990. He has been twice recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans.

Where are the gaps in the health systems in Africa?

Dr Symon Kariuki, Kenya

Dr Kariuki is a Scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya, where he co-directs Neurosciences Research. He is the Chairman for the Kenyan National Epilepsy Coordination Committee, and a member of advisory committees and taskforces for various epilepsy and health-related organizations including IBE Africa. He initially qualified from University of Nairobi, and subsequently from Kings College London and University of Oxford.


Action Amos, IBE Africa Vice President


Comfort Mussa, IBE Africa Communications

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