Epilepsy Awareness Uganda- Support sufferers

Epilepsy Awareness Uganda (EAU) aims to bring together all people affected by epilepsy in Uganda so that they can live to their full potential. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had disastrous effects on people with epilepsy in Africa.

In Kampala, Uganda, alone there are hundreds of people living with epilepsy.  Due to the pandemic most of them are living with no meals and medicine. Uganda is in lockdown again in June 2021 which is placing more strain on agencies trying to help people with epilepsy.

EAU has organised a campaign of giving out face masks and sanitisers. Of greater need however, is food and medications for people with epilepsy who cannot work at this time.  Without proper meals, anti-epileptic medications do not work as effectively. 

Epilepsy Action Uganda  works on the ground getting support to those directly in need.

Founder, Gideon Ronald Akanyijuka, started EAU after the death of his young sister, Ronah, from epilepsy. Read his story here 

Gideon says

"Due to limited finances at Epilepsy Awareness Uganda  we can’t reach out to epilepsy sufferers when they need the help most. That’s why we need you, our friends to help feed a person and help us access their medications. Thank you for your help and kindness towards people with epilepsy "

Two dollars ($2) may be enough to feed one family a day.

Forty dollars ($40) will pay for a person's medicines for a month.

Gideon from Epilepsy Action Uganda 

Gideon's sister Ronah, who passed away in 2019 due to problems getting her medications.

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From the organiser:

I am posting this fundraiser for my friend Ronie  (Gideon) who has done marvellous work for people with epilepsy in Uganda. 

As I am an Epilepsy sufferer myself, it distresses me that people have effective medications to manage their illness, but cannot afford to pay for these. We have all felt the strain of Covid-19 but in Australia we have governments who can support us in times of need. There is no safety net for people in Uganda. For a few dollars we can make a big difference in their lives.

Best wishes, and thank you for anything you can give.

Justine Knott, Psychologist
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    • $10 
    • 10 mos
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    • $55 
    • 10 mos
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    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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    • $10 
    • 10 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Justine Knott 
Keilor East VIC
Ronie Gideon 
Team member
Raised $220 from 4 donations