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People with epilepsy aren’t protected in Africa: What needs to be done

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In October 2017 Abdul Matola was stoned and burnt to death in Malawi after being accused of being a “bloodsucking vampire”. Matola had lived with uncontrolled epilepsy -– a highly treatable and non-infectious condition characterised by recurring seizures.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Mugumbate, J. (2018). People with epilepsy aren’t protected in Africa: What needs to be done. The Conversation, 15 April 1-3.

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 15 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • In October 2017 Abdul Matola was stoned and burnt to death in Malawi after being accused of being a “bloodsucking vampire”. Matola had lived with uncontrolled epilepsy -– a highly treatable and non-infectious condition characterised by recurring seizures.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Mugumbate, J. (2018). People with epilepsy aren’t protected in Africa: What needs to be done. The Conversation, 15 April 1-3.

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 15 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia