Young Epilepsy Botswana’s 8th Annual Purple Walk

File picture from a previous walk
File picture from a previous walk

March 26 marks the worldwide commemoration of Purple Day, which is a walk/march that sensitises communities all over the world on a medical condition called epilepsy.

Locally, Young Epilepsy Botswana (YEB) will join other nations in hosting the Purple Walk, which will take place a day before the global commemoration day on March 25 in Gaborone.

The walk serves to raise awareness on the prevalence and impact of using treatment to manage seizure attacks. This year's Purple Walk will be held under the theme, "So They Never Have A Seizure Again". Bame Motsomatshukudu from YEB’s public relations and communications department explained that "over the last months, Botswana has been hard hit with shortage of medicines more especially in remote areas. Motsomatshukudu further added that the other issue they are faced with as a society is people who default from treatment because they believe there is cure for epilepsy while it is scientifically proven that the cure is not there as yet.

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