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9th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress
Manila, Philippines - March 22 - 25, 2012

Access to care is the greatest challenge in closing the treatment gap across the globe, and improving access requires new and creative approaches. These two presentations show how two countries are moving expertise from the medical centers to the communities through unique collaborations between established epilepsy centers and community and regional practitioners.

Neither country has resolved the significant disparity between need and delivered care, but these unique programs create a structure for better care in the future and are already meeting with success. We hope that you will find their experience useful as you consider how to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy in your country.

Organizing Epilepsy Care in India
Prof. M. Gourie-Devi, India

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Prof. Mandaville Gourie-Devi summarizes the multiple layers of health care in India that are helping to reduce the treatment gap.

The Epilepsy Manager Project in the Philippines
Maria Felicidad Soto, M.D., Philippines

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Dr. Maria Felicidad Soto describes the Epilepsy Manager Project to train local physicians in basic epilepsy diagnosis and treatment so that people with epilepsy in the Philippines have access to physicians who understand epilepsy.

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