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Epilepsy in Africa: Past, present, and future

Journal Article


Abstract


  • About 10 million people are affected directly by epilepsy in Africa, representing approximately 20% of people with epilepsy worldwide. In addition to a high prevalence, the African region also has a very wide epilepsy treatment gap that is estimated to be up to 100% in some communities. Nevertheless, progress has been made, and there are opportunities for the future, as this article will show.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Mugumbate, J. & Zimba, A. M. (2018). Epilepsy in Africa: Past, present, and future. Epilepsy and Behavior, 79 239-241.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85034998817

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 239

End Page


  • 241

Volume


  • 79

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • About 10 million people are affected directly by epilepsy in Africa, representing approximately 20% of people with epilepsy worldwide. In addition to a high prevalence, the African region also has a very wide epilepsy treatment gap that is estimated to be up to 100% in some communities. Nevertheless, progress has been made, and there are opportunities for the future, as this article will show.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Mugumbate, J. & Zimba, A. M. (2018). Epilepsy in Africa: Past, present, and future. Epilepsy and Behavior, 79 239-241.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85034998817

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 239

End Page


  • 241

Volume


  • 79

Place Of Publication


  • United States