UNIVERSITY OF GEZIRA EPILEPSY CARE INITIATIVE GEZIRASTATE-CENTRAL SUDAN EPILESY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

OBJECTIVE:
To identify and reach people with epilepsy and their families in the Gezira state so as to provide epilepsy care services, utilizing the current available resources, through primary health service and curative referred clinics.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
  • To direct the attention of policy makers towards epilepsy as a public health problem with great impact on the affected people and their families.
  • To provide appropriate, sustainable and affordable antiepileptic drugs.
  • Implementing standard case management (standard protocols at a primary and referral levels) BOTH at a primary or tertiary levels.
  • To train health personnel particularly medical officers in the rural hospital who are going to work as sentinel sites and the medical assistants in the health centres and local dispensaries.
  • To implement a concrete and effective registration and database system.
  • To create a partnership with the main religious healers in the community.
  • To approach international figures and societies interested in epilepsy to help fostering the proposed epilepsy programme.

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