ILAE-Africa

ILAE / IBE Africa
EpiSkills Africa 2022
Session 4 of 4
Advocacy 
6 December 2022
Fredrick Beuchi (Kenya), Epilepsy Awareness Activist
Abraham Ntshalintshali (Eswatini), Eswatini Epilepsy Organization
Angelina Kakooza (Uganda), Neurologist

5-7:30 pm GMT, 6-8:30 pm WAT
7-9:30 pm CAT, 8-10:30 pm EAT

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2022 ILAE-Africa Announcements

ILAE Africa EpiSkills Webinar on 6 December 2022 at 17:00 - 19:30 UTC
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Strengthening the capacity of mental health nurses from district hospitals on epileptic care in Rwanda

Group photo of the one-day workshop on “Strengthening the capacity of mental health nurses from district hospitals on epileptic care in Rwanda”, in Kigali, Rwanda, on 17 December 2022.

The one-day workshop on “Strengthening the capacity of mental health nurses from district hospitals on epileptic care in Rwanda” was held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 17 December 2022 by the Organization Rwandaise Contre Epilepsie. Sixty mental health nurses from districts, referral hospitals and non-governmental organizations attended the training.
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Epilepsy Training Sessions at the 3rd Joint Congress of the African Academy of Neurology-Cameroon Academy of Neurology

Group photo of the epilepsy training sessions at the 3rd Joint Congress of the African Academy of Neurology-Cameroon Academy of Neurology in Cameroon, October 2022.

The 3rd Joint Congress of AFAN and CAN was held in Douala, Cameroon from 21-23 October 2022 at the Hotel La Falaise from Bonanjo. Four hundred participants from 41 countries took part, as well as several international societies.
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ILAE-Africa Goals:

  1. Promotion of Epilepsy Awareness.
  2. Improving Access to Epilepsy Care.
  3. Conduct training in epilepsy and strengthen the education activities of ILAE-Africa.
  4. Foster Epilepsy Research in the Region.
  5. Multiply ILAE membership in the region

Challenges to Epilepsy care in the ILAE-Africa region:

  1. Highest incidence and prevalence of active epilepsy compared to that of all other continents.
  2. High levels of stigma and low community awareness of epilepsy.
  3. Lack of basic infrastructure for adequate management.
  4. Large epilepsy treatment gap estimated at over 80%.
  5. Lack of established standardized treatment guidelines for epilepsy and weak referral systems.
  6. Limited human resource trained to take care of people with Epilepsy (PWE).
  7. Poor linkage between governments, regional and national epilepsy associations, and funding agencies in supporting epilepsy work.

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