You are seven times more likely to suffer from epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa than in the UK.
The barriers to epilepsy care are huge, with a recent study suggesting that the nearly 100% of people suffering from epilepsy were not receiving adequate treatment.
Accomplish's epilepsy project in western Uganda was started in partnership with SADICH in 2011 and has since grown to serve over 500 patients across four rural clinics. These clinics, supported by Accomplish and the Kate Farrer Foundation, have not only improved access to health care but they have made huge steps to reducing the stigma surrounding the condition.
People are no longer locked in their homes because they have seizures.
Families are no longer isolated for fear of spreading epilepsy.
Children are going to school and growing into adults with a full and vibrant future ahead of them.
There is still so much to do and so many more people to reach, but these clinics are more than just a start. They are proof that barriers to epilepsy care can be overcome. Please help us to push this project further over the coming year and bring a better life to those with epilepsy across Africa.