Epilepsy support association uganda

About ESAU

Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (ESAU) is an indigenous NGO that brings together people with epilepsy, their families and other people to work towards eliminating the social stigma attached to epilepsy and create an environment in which epilepsy is better understood so that those who live with it can exercise their full potential and enjoy equal rights.

The Association is located in Wakiso-off Kayunga Town on Hoima Road, Plot 695 Gombe, and 12 km from the city centre
The association mobilizes people with epilepsy to form support groups through which they can meet to share experiences, offer each other mutual support and lobby for better services and currently operates in 30 districts of Uganda distributed in all the 5 regions of the country. The districts include Apac, Arua, Bushenyi, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Luweero, Masaka, Oyam, Mpigi, Moyo, Soroti, Ntungamo, Amuria, Kumi, Katakwi, Kaberamaido, Nakaseke, Adjumani, Sheema, Buhweju, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, Butambala, Lwengo, Kole, Kalungu, Kamuli and Sembabule.

 

Governance
The association is democratically governed by the members who elect a local executive committee at sub-county and district levels. Each district branch sends two delegates to a national assembly that elects a national board. At the helm of the association is the board which is the policy making organ of the association. The board is then responsible for recruiting the staff that runs the secretariat.

 

Areas of Operation
ESAU currently operates in 30 districts of Uganda distributed in all the 5 regions of the country. The districts include Apac, Arua, Bushenyi, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Luweero, Masaka, Oyam, Mpigi, Moyo, Soroti, Ntungamo, Amuria, Kumi, Katakwi, Kaberamaido, Nakaseke, Adjumani, Sheema, Buhweju, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, Butambala, Lwengo, Kole, Kalungu, Kamuli and Sembabule.

 

Vision: A Ugandan society in which epilepsy is understood and People With Epilepsy (PWE) are treated with dignity so that they can exercise their full potential and participate in all development processes.

 

Mission Statement: To become the leading Organisation that empowers people with epilepsy to participate in development processes through advocacy, networking, research and documentation.