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MUKONO EPILEPSY SUPPORT FOUNDATION

CENTRAL, Uganda
MUKONO EPILEPSY SUPPORT FOUNDATION(MESUF) MESUF started in 2008 as an idea of a young Ugandan man, Henry Kasozi, with a vision to help all those people suffering from epilepsy to have a center for discussions and share their experiences, and a place where they could have some assistance, like medical. All MESUF projects aspire to contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged people suffering from Epilepsy throughout Mukono District. Since its inception in 2008 MESUF... Full Bio
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MUKONO EPILEPSY SUPPORT FOUNDATION(MESUF)

MESUF started in 2008 as an idea of a young Ugandan man, Henry Kasozi, with a vision to help all those people suffering from epilepsy to have a center for discussions and share their experiences, and a place where they could have some assistance, like medical. All MESUF projects aspire to contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged people suffering from Epilepsy throughout Mukono District. Since its inception in 2008 MESUF has successfully provided medication assistance and counseling services to hundreds of people in the Mukono region who are infected and affected by epilepsy. MESUF provides a continuum of support services for children, youth, and adults diagnosed with epilepsy or a related seizure disorder and their affected loved ones. Services are offered on District level and include:

  • Information and referral
  • Client education
  • Client Advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Parent-to-parent and peer-to-peer linkage
  • Children's holiday camps; and
  • Teen retreats

The program also works to educate the community and eliminate the negative stereotypes associated with epilepsy through a comprehensive outreach and education program, including:

  • Seizure recognition and first aid training
  • Mass and targeted mailings
  • Employer, provider, and school-based education
  • Conference, health fair, and community event participation; and,
  • Outreach to family physicians, hospitals, neurologists and the mental health community