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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.


May 26, 2020

Addressing the Treatment Gap in the DRC

Because poverty and the epilepsy treatment gap go hand-in-hand, the ROW Foundation was delighted when Dr. Prince Kazadi reached out to us regarding a partnership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC is often called “the poorest rich country in the world” because of its rich resources coupled with...
April 14, 2020

Reducing Risk in Trying Times

We hope you are all staying safe in the midst of the global challenges of the Coronvirus pandemic. Its’ impact is being felt in every country, including those where our partners work. A recent email from Dr. Archana Patel of Boston Children’s Hospital, who is the Project Lead for our Community Health Worker (CHW) partnership...
March 20, 2020

2020 Amanda Award

In 2019, ROW launched the Amanda Award to honor the memory of Amanda Brooke de los Santos, who passed away from seizures at a young age. Each year, ROW awards a grant to an organization with a track record of achieving meaningful results in addressing the epilepsy treatment gap. ROW is proud to announce...
February 13, 2020

2019 Program Report

About 80% of the 50-70 million people affected by epilepsy live in lower-resource regions where adequate care is lacking. In many African countries, 90% or more of these people are left untreated. ROW is working with new partners in new countries to change these numbers. Read more in our 2019 Annual Report.
January 20, 2020

Targeting the Least Served Communities

ROW’s vision of “a future when the best treatments will be available to ALL people, at ALL times, in ALL the world” leads us to be inclusive of the most underserved communities. It is the rural and “peri-urban” (those adjacent to a city) communities in low-income countries that are the last to receive important services such as healthcare.
December 19, 2019

THANK YOU!

We at the ROW Foundation want to say “THANK YOU” for your support in 2019. With your help, we were able to dramatically improve – and in many cases save – the lives of thousands of people with epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders throughout the world. While there’s not enough room in this letter to cover everything…
November 11, 2019

Project GROW GLO

We are asking you to join us in supporting GLO’s medication costs for 2020, with either a one-time or a monthly donation via our website. 100% of your donation will go directly to GLO to support their life-changing work. Your donation has a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of people with epilepsy in Uganda.
October 17, 2019

Community Health Workers and Epilepsy

While untreated epilepsy can wreak havoc on people of any age, children in under-resourced regions of the world are particularly vulnerable. Poor and delayed recognition of seizures can lead to significant developmental impairments.
September 18, 2019

Exciting New Partnership!

Accurate diagnosis of epilepsy is crucial in its management. Electroencephalogram (EEG) tests help to diagnose epilepsy and to establish the correct treatment. Interpreting the test requires specialists who are in short supply in under-resourced countries.
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