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Epilepsy in Sierra Leone

The Epilepsy Association of Sierra Leone is a local Nongovernment Organization (NGO) that was established on the 3rd of December 1999 by persons with epilepsy, families and sierra Leonean with passion for people with epilepsy. EASL is registered with the Sierra Leone’s ministry of social welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs in the year 2000, with the Sierra Leone Union on Disabilities Issues (SLUDI) on the 27th of february2001 and with the international Bureau for epilepsy (IBE) on the 31st of August 2005.

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Epilepsy Link Project VIDEO

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A health partnership between Basildon & Thurrock NHS Trust and Lumley Government Hospital in Sierra Leone have come together to improve epilepsy care in Sierra Leone. They are training health workers at all levels to be able to diagnose and manage epilepsy. And are setting up an epilepsy hub to reach isolated rural communities. This short film documents some of the project work of the partnership and interviews health workers and patients about their experience with epilepsy and how the project has changed their lives. Thank you to everyone who took part in the film....

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New sensitisation video launched

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Epilepsy team has recently launched a new sensitisation video to educate others about Epilepsy.          ...

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Epilepsy in Sierra Leone Handbook

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Banner, News | 0 comments

Epilepsy in Sierra Leone Handbook attempt to introduce the issues of epilepsy to health workers of all grades as well as members of the public and parents of persons with epilepsy who are interested in epilepsy.   The aim is to demystify this contentious condition and give readers the basic knowledge to understand people with epilepsy and to propagate this knowledge in the health community as well as the community at large in order to reduce the widespread misconception...

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Trip to Bureh Beach

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The purpose of the trip was to debunk the myths of demons inhabiting the beach and prevent people with epilepsy from participating in social activities in the beach area. At the same time increasing recognition of epilepsy within the local communities as this will in turn increase access to clinical treatment as opposed to the harmful traditional practices. Fifty children (50) young people and beach community members took part in this year’s pleasurable trip to Bureh beach to celebrate...

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