Ghana: International Epilepsy Day by Sarah Ofori

| Updated Apr 02, 2017 at 1:00pm



It is estimated that one percent of the Ghanaian population have epilepsy. However, people with epilepsy endure stigma from the public due to ignorance, superstition and the lack of social support. Marking International Epilepsy Day, intended to correct misconceptions and increase awareness of epilepsy, specialists maintain that persons suffering from epilepsy can live dignifying lives if they seek early diagnosis and treatment. The day was marked under the auspices of the Mental Health Authority, on the theme putting Epilepsy in the picture.

By Sarah Ofori.