Friday 28th July 2017, APDF held a golf tournament at Sigona Golf Club, Kikuyu-Kenya and created awareness on the existence of Parkinsons Disease. This event positively impacted people living with Parkinsons, their families and caregivers.
A powerful session about unreached communities including speakers from India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and the USA. Last year when Hellen Mwithiga started a campaign to 'demystify' Parkinson's in Kenya the bureau of NGOs rejected her application to register the first African Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Their reason?
This year, we are taking up a great challenge as we raise awareness on Parkinsons Disease. Join us and participate in the #jump4parkinsons challenge. Help us create awareness on Parkinson's disease in Africa.
Africa Parkinson's Disease Foundation Founder Hellen through Daily Nation newspaper - a renown Kenyan newspaper, speaks to the world about her organization and how she set it up in memory of her loving Father
We strive to give you all the possible information regarding Parkinson's disease in Africa. We also campaign to change attitudes and demand better services. Our work is totally dependent on donations. Help us to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Risk factors for Parkinson's disease are hard to identify, because the cause of the disease is unknown. Advancing age is the only known risk factor for typical Parkinson's disease (not including early-onset Parkinson's). Most instances of Parkinson's disease occur after age 50, although the illness does occur in people between the ages of 30 and 50, or in rare cases at a younger age.
We are the first and only organization in Kenya working exclusively to support people living with Parkinson's disease, their families and care-givers. This foundation is a not for profit organization with no political affiliation.