Thanks for reading my blog.
How was your weekend? It’s nice to be here again.
Today, I’m starting a series on Epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a disease which has been shrouded in secrecy for centuries.
In fact, Epilepsy is considered a Spiritual disease in most developing countries.
Therefore persons living with Epilepsy( PWE) are thought to be abnormal, retarded, mentally deranged or even sub normal in many of such societies.
Such persons are generally stigmatized by the society. This makes some of them live their lives in shame, sorrow and loneliness.
In view of this, the World Health Organization launched a campaign in 1997.
The theme was:
‘Out of the Shadows’
The aim of the campaign was to create public awareness and ensure improvements in the quality of care for persons living with Epilepsy.
Regrettably, Epilepsy still remains in the shadows in most developing countries after more than 20 years.
Please join me In this series as I gradually bring Epilepsy out of the Shadows!
You are WELCOME to the journey.