Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association
5, Lion Street,
Phone: (+356) 2590 6600
Who are we?
It is estimated that there are more than 4,000 people who have epilepsy in the Maltese Islands. The Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association (CMEA) was set up by voluntary workers in 1996 and now lists almost 400 members. In May 2001 the Association was accepted as a Full Member of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE). The statute of the association can be found HERE.
What do we do?
The Association is for persons with Epilepsy and their families. It aims to promote education and local awareness about epilepsy, especially because of the stigma suffered by people with this condition in society, particularly in employment. Our campaign is aimed at improving health care services, treatment and social acceptance of epilepsy, as a serious yet treatable brain disorder. Raising public and professional awareness and dispelling myths about epilepsy is one of our key objectives through media, talks, publications, videos and leaflets in English and leaflets in Maltese. To date, we have held various national conferences as can be seen on the activities page.
CMEA regularly organise in-service courses for teachers and facilitators in conjunction with the Education Department. We endeavour to send representatives of our association to international conferences to gain more insight about epilepsy and its’ management and meet other organisations in order to broaden our knowledge and experiences.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]What is our Vision?
Our vision sets three goals to be delivered by four strategic tools during a three-year action plan.
Four Strategic Tools
Three Year Action Plan
A better life for people with epilepsy
1. to make Malta epilepsy aware
2. to improve healthcare for people with epilepsy
3. to offer practical support to people with epilepsy at key points of need
Our Strategic Tools:
Our Action Plan:
These are ambitious yet realistic long-term goals. To begin to deliver on them we have drawn up a 3 year action plan with practical measures and activities. We will monitor our progress against the plan, and on the impact of some key activities. We are determined to ensure that our plan is a living document. It will be revised and updated as we progress on our journey. CMEA is a volunteer based organisation. As volunteers we work as a team to achieve the vision of a better life for people with epilepsy. We do this with a sense of commitment and support for each other.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]How can you join us?
CMEA has a mailing list where we send out information about meetings, newsletters, and other useful information. If you wish to subscribe to our mailing list just send a blank e-mail with the word Subscribe in the subject field to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and will not be used for any other purpose. This e-mail address account is not monitored, e-mails sent to this address will not be read or replied to.