Shortages of health personnel with training in epilepsy in rural communities in Cameroon remain critical. Lack of epilepsy awareness, myths and misconceptions about epilepsy and levels of epilepsy stigma are startling.

It is based on this premise, that EAAF Cameroon visited Bambalang, Balikumbat and Bamukumbit communities in Ngoketunjia Division in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. The aim of the visits were to carry out massive screening, and sensitization campaign from March 15-19, 2022.

These three remote communities in Cameroon are noted to be places where epilepsy is common.

During this visit, the EAAF Cameroon team led by Dr. Njohjam Noelar offered free consultations and anti-epileptic medications to people with epilepsy, and educated the inhabitants on epilepsy management and treatment.

During the visit by Epilepsy and Aid Foundation (EAAF) Cameroon, over 450 persons were sensitized and over 30 persons with epilepsy received medical assistance.

EAAF Cameroon also used the opportunity to start up a support group for people with epilepsy in some of the communities. There is hope that with the creation of the support groups in these communities, People with epilepsy will have a common platform to share their challenges, needs and be of help to each other.

EAAF Cameroon members and epilepsy advocates in the country also joint voices on social media to raise awareness about epilepsy on purple day. Thanks to you, we reached over 15,000 persons on social media on the Official SM pages of the organization.

We are raising the bar for epilepsy awareness. Ignorance is not an excuse.


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