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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.


September 15, 2020

Social Enterprise 2.0

Those of you who are new to ROW might not be aware of the backstory behind the foundation. So, this month we’ll take a look in the rearview mirror at our beginnings.
August 17, 2020

Just How Big is the Epilepsy Treatment Gap?

COVID-19 is impacting our world in dramatic and deadly ways, and those with medical conditions like epilepsy who live in under-resourced areas are among the hardest hit. These are some of the challenges our partners are reporting...
July 15, 2020

COVID-19 and Epilepsy

COVID-19 is impacting our world in dramatic and deadly ways, and those with medical conditions like epilepsy who live in under-resourced areas are among the hardest hit. These are some of the challenges our partners are reporting...
June 17, 2020

A Look Back at ROW’s First Partnership

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the ROW Foundation’s first grant. On June 17, 2015 we granted an EEG machine (used to diagnosis epilepsy) to the Armenian League Against Epilepsy (ALAE) for use at the Arabkir Pediatric Hospital in Yerevan, Armenia. This machine was a major step forward for the hospital being able to...
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.
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