Lori Hairrell

Job role: 
Program Developer
Affiliation: 
Member type: 
Other
Brief Biography: 

I am the program developer at ROW Foundation (ROW = "rest of world"). Our focus is on funding programs in epilepsy (and associated psychiatric disorders) that improve training for healthcare professionals, as well as narrowing epilepsy treatment gaps by providing EEG equipment and ongoing medication grants of anti-epileptic and psychiatric drugs to hospitals, clinics and patient organizations in under-resourced areas of the world.

Since 2015, ROW has collaborated with 47 partners in 26 countries.

GRANT HIGHLIGHTS: - 8 EEG units to hospitals in Armenia, India, Kenya, Republic of Georgia and Sudan and Uganda - Ongoing grants of branded-generic levetiracetam and lamotrigine to 19 epilepsy and psychiatry programs in 15 countries - Emergency humanitarian medication aid for Syrian hospitals and for patients facing drug shortages in Venezuela, and through global partners such as Direct Relief and Americares - Psychiatry training grant (Nigeria) as we expand beyond epilepsy and its psychiatric comorbidities

We believe in "One World. One Standard." and envision a future when the best treatments for epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders will be available to all people, at all times, in all the world.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Disorders of interest: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Country: 
United States of America