Mental health

Epilepsy Management at Primary Health Level in rural China

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Authors:
WHO/ILAE/IBE

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English; Chinese
ISBN: 978 92 9061 451 7

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Overview

This report is based on the demonstration project “Epilepsy Management at a Primary Health Level”, implemented in rural People's Republic of China, under the aegis of WHO and the Ministry of Health, within the framework of ILAE/IBE/WHO Global Campaign Against Epilepsy.

It documents the success achieved in reducing the epilepsy treatment gap by managing epilepsy at a primary health-care level. It also presents the lessons derived for the development of effective and sustainable epilepsy scaling up strategy in resource-poor settings.