Epilepsy South Africa National Indaba 2024
15 February 2024 from 1-6pm
EPILEPSY SOUTH AFRICA is a registered non-profit, South African organisation, dedicated to working with people with epilepsy and their families. Epilepsy South Africa seeks to enable people with epilepsy to lead meaningful and enriching lives, and focuses on creating opportunities for people with epilepsy both to be included into mainstream society, and to reach their full potential.
This year, Epilepsy South Africa calls on people from all walks of life to use Epilepsy Week from 12 to 18 February, 2024, to raise awareness of, broaden education about, and address the ongoing stigma around Epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or level of health. Like so many neurological conditions, it remains an unseen disability that often, because of social stigma, is either ignored or suppressed. This can lead to serious health consequences, or even loss of life.
Recent indications are that a majority of those diagnosed with Epilepsy choose not to share the diagnosis with their employers, friends or, sometimes, even their families. We hope that through ongoing public engagement and discussion, coupled with education and a clear stance against discrimination for unseen disabilities, we can together address these issues and Stamp Out Stigma for those living with, or who are affected by, Epilepsy and other neurological conditions.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), some 50 million people worldwide live with Epilepsy, and around 50 percent experience some form of stigma.
Let’s stamp out stigma by empowering and amplifying the voice of people with, and those affected by, Epilepsy.
EPILEPSY INDABA 2024
Epilepsy South Africa proudly presents the EPILEPSY INDABA 2024 on Thursday afternoon, 15 February 2024 during Epilepsy Week, in grateful partnership with Netcare. This impactful gathering aims to educate on and break the “stigma” around Epilepsy.
Please join us to help Stamp out Stigma by registering for this FREE event, hosted by Netcare at their Head Office, 76 Maude Street, Corner West Street, Sandton.
Note that in-person seating is very limited, on a first registered basis with tickets via Quicket and the link is: https://qkt.io/EpilepsyIndaba
The programme will include keynote addresses by prominent neurologists and psychologists, Epilepsy SA representatives and those living with Epilepsy.
There will also be a ‘candle lighting’ ceremony after the Indaba as we seek to illuminate the path for those with Epilepsy, their families, friends, and colleagues, reminding us of the value and importance of those living with Epilepsy have to us all.
In the words of the great Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” So, join us and let’s be the change we want to see in the world.