Accomplish runs eight rural epilepsy clinics, spreading from Kagando to beyond Fort Portal, a huge area of western Uganda.
Approximately 800 children now receive treatment through these clinics, where medical professionals
diagnose epilepsy and provide prescriptions, medication and information.
Treatment uses three cheap, locally produced drugs.
Our satellite clinic approach has been successful. Before our clinics were established, just 0-1% of children believed to have epilepsy were receiving treatment. Now, an estimated 27% of children in the district with epilepsy are receiving treatment. Some children and their parents walk for several hours to attend the clinics, such is their reputation.
The clinics were established by one of our trustees, Dr. Chris Harris, working in partnership with Kagando Hospital. Chris has written a programme of training for diagnosing epilepsy in children, which has been published in international journals alongside data from the clinics, receiving interest from many different countries.