Making Epilepsy a Health Priority in Africa: Access to Epilepsy Medicines in Africa

Panel Discussion

22 June 2021,  12:00 - 13:30 Greenwich Mean Time

2:00-3:30 pm Pretoria time
(-2hrs GMT, -1hr WAT, +1hr EAT, +2hrs Mauritius/Seychelles)

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Epilepsy is a treatable condition and relatively cheap medication is available, however the treatmenet gap in developing countries remains very high. 80% of people still do not receive treatment, and of the 20% who access medication, 75% experience perennial drug shortages. 94% of health centers in Africa often experience drug shortages throughout the year.

What do health experts say about this? Why are health systems failing to prioritize epilepsy drugs?

This webinar will discuss this issue of drug shortages and what can be done.

Youssouf Noormande, Convenor

Comfort Mussa, Moderator


Mr Enoos Bashier
WHO Technical Officer, NCD Integrated Services

Mrs Lori Harriel
Program Developer, ROW Foundation

Dr Osman Miyanji
KAWE - Sr Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology

Mr David Ntuchu
CODEF Board Chairman, Retired Senior Nursing Officer