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

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


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.
August 16, 2019

The Amanda Award

Earlier this year, 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 will award a grant to an organization with a track record of achieving meaningful results in addressing untreated epilepsy.
July 17, 2019

Notes From The Field – Ken Koskela

Last month our Director of Global Programs, Ken Koskela, visited the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda. CURE Uganda ( is doing world class work in neurosurgery for very poor patients. Uganda has many cases...
June 20, 2019

The Purple Clinic

Through the generosity of our social enterprise partner, OWP Pharmaceuticals, ROW made a grant of 50 cases of RoweepraXR® (levetiracetam USP) to the West Atlantic Brain and Stroke Foundation. The medicine is headed to their Purple Clinic epilepsy...