Chairperson & Editor’s message

IBE - International Epilepsy SupportThis is the 16th issue of Epilepsy Africa newsletter. In 2018 we published 11 issues, then we took the decision to publish once in two months.
In this report you will find information about the advocacy projects funded by the BAND Foundation. The exciting news is that we have so far done very well with our advocacy efforts. On 18 February, we opened our new office in Kenya, hosted by KAWE, the epilepsy association there. We did not only open an office, but we have contracted Justine Engole to run the office coordinating not only the advocacy project but the region. Presently, the office will work mainly with five associations that are piloting the advocacy program but in future we want it to work with all associations in the region including those registered with the IBE, those seeking registration, those starting,community groups, professional associations and training institutions. We believe, if we work together we will have meaningful impact. So, I wish to take this opportunity to introduce Ms Justine Engole. Ms Engole was employed by the epilepsy association in Uganda, ESAU before we appointed her through competitive interviews. Welcome Ms Engole. Lastly, I want to encourage you to contribute to this newsletter be sending an email to [email protected]
Enjoy your reading.
Jacob.