Epilepsy is a disease that was so much forgotten in D. R. Congo. Most patients suffering from epilepsy never believed that epilepsy is a disease like any other diseases. Most of them believed that epilepsy is a disease from evil spirits, witchcraft, curse and so forth and this made epileptic patients be looked down upon and very many were chased from their homes. Most of the epileptic patients never used medicines, their parents or guardians took them to magicians, others took their patients to churches with the belief that it was an attack from the evil spirits and this did not in any way reduce the disease and the patients suffered a lot.
In helping the epileptic patients and bringing a solution to all this problems.
MHCD (mission in Health care and development) through Luvungi hospital opened a special department that concerns itself with the sensitization, treatment and supporting epileptic patients.