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Updates

Updates on our work to establish “one standard” in the treatment of epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders around the world.


July 15, 2021

Epilepsy and Stigma

According to the World Health Organization, stigma and discrimination around epilepsy are more difficult to overcome than the seizures themselves. In low-income countries, human rights violations are widespread and...
June 15, 2021

The Power of Partnerships

The two legally distinct entities of OWP Pharmaceuticals and ROW Foundation form a social enterprise to improve the lives of people with epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders in under-resourced areas of the world...
May 18, 2021

Detoured, Not Derailed

COVID-19 continues to impact daily life in a multitude of ways across the globe. Our hearts go out to the people of India, where the current surge has reached new highs and re-shaped our initiative to improve epilepsy care in rural areas...
April 16, 2021

Moving the Needle in Uganda

Uganda is a country where ROW wants to move the needle on reducing untreated epilepsy. This past month, we expanded our partnerships there to include Epilepsy Awareness Uganda (EAU). EAU was founded by...
March 12, 2021

Improving Epilepsy Care in Rural India

There have been some exciting developments in our partnership in India, a country that has 1/6th of the people with epilepsy globally and treatment gaps as high as 90% in rural areas. Epilepsy is so stigmatized in parts of the country that...
January 14, 2021

Epilepsy Assessment & Management Course

The 2019 Global Epilepsy Report called attention to the pervasive lack of knowledge among healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in how to diagnose and treat people living with epilepsy. Training health care providers...
December 18, 2020

THANK YOU for your support!

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for many people, including the people we serve. Since March, we’ve heard regular reports of medication supply chain interruptions, soaring prices and families struggling to afford food and other essentials.
November 13, 2020

Agents of Change in Epilepsy

Sadly, stigma around epilepsy often begins at a young age.It is pervasive in schools across many countries in which we work. Because of this, and because change often starts with the young, the ROW Foundation believes children are uniquely positioned to help defeat this longstanding stigma.
October 14, 2020

Purple Bench Initiative

Helping people achieve their potential is a powerful thing. ROW is about addressing a key constraint for some; namely untreated epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders. Those people with epilepsy in low-income countries face a wide range of challenges, which have been made worse by the pandemic.
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