Epilepsy in Africa: Past, present, and future

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Jacob Mugumbate, Anthony M. Zimba, Epilepsy in Africa: Past, present, and future, Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79, 2018, Pages 239-241.


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.



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