Event

Epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Lizard in my head

Date and time
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
16.00 - 18.00

Location
Chesterfield Campus
St. Helena
Sheffield Road
Chesterfield
S41 7LU

Distinct and deep-rooted cultural beliefs, myths and misconceptions about epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa have an astounding impact on access to health care. Following two episodes of voluntary work in a post war region of Northern Uganda, this talk will discuss the impact of culture and stigma on epilepsy care and will highlight the importance of demonstrating respect for diversity.

Epilepsy care in many areas across Africa is provided by Mental Health Services, and this talk will therefore also feature the work of the Sheffield-Gulu Mental Health Partnership.

Drinks will be available before the event.

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