Guest Presenter: Advocate Nkandu Nchindila, South African High Court

Twenty-one African States are analyzed in this report through their international commitments and the hierarchy of their national laws as they relate to epilepsy. Despite several African States committing to international treaties concerning the universal right to health and the protection of the rights of persons with specific health needs, there is still a dearth of unambiguous national policies and laws, as well as accompanying monitoring and enforcement mechanisms. This webinar report reflects on how health laws may be used to strengthen the prioritization of epilepsy in resource-restricted settings; specifically, in the African context.

Advocate Nkandu Nchindila, from Zambia, is a lawyer, writer, researcher and humanitarian worker whose niche centers around human rights; international humanitarian law; international criminal law and forced migration studies. She has a special interest in epilepsy advocacy and is supporting the International Bureau for Epilepsy Africa. She has worked for the United Nations, intermittently, in various functional capacities since 2014 at both national (South Africa) and international levels….read more…

Next webinar will be on the 24th of June 2021, it will focus on ‘Revisiting Inequalities to Accessing Epilepsy Medication in Africa‘. Do join us again.