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Treating epilepsy

Shortage of drugs worrying | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The shortage of medication for the treatment of epilepsy in Uganda is a cause of concern within the Ministry of Health and organisations that cater for patients with the disease. This was revealed by Charles Ayoo Akiya, the commissioner of non-communicable diseases …

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People living with epilepsy find solace in drug banks

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For over five years, Maria Nakiwala has been taking four tablets daily to keep her epileptic episodes in control. Nakiwala says …

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2% of Ugandans suffer from epilepsy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Preliminary findings of Uganda’s first ever study to establish the prevalence of epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of unconsciousness or convulsions but associated with a lot of myths shows that 2 percent of Ugandans suffer from the condition. Dr Angelina Kakooza, …

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2,000 people suffering from epilepsy in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least some 2,076 people in Kitgum district are suffering from epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent epileptic seizures. The figure compiled since 2012 to 2019 indicates the disease burden is high among rural communities of Labongo Amida and Labongo Akwang sub-counties. Barbra Rose …

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Epilepsy patients struggling to get medication

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The high cost of Epilepsy medication is hindering patients from accessing proper medication to keep seizures under control. Sarah Nekesa, the Executive Director Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (ESAU) notes that while Epilepsy drugs are included on the government’s essential medicine’s list, which means they …

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Epilepsy can be tackled

By Sarah Namulondo Scientists say focus should be on malnutrition, poor antenatal care Scientists from the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and their Health (INDEPTH) have released a report showing for the first time, the link between malnutrition, poor antenatal, and convulsive epilepsy. The report titled “Parasites …

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