Global Health and Epilepsy

Update and Future Directions

Mary Spiciarich, Jane R. von Gaudecker, Laura Jurasek, Dave F. Clarke, Jorge Burneo, Jorge Vidaurre

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Purpose of Review: Efforts to improve epilepsy care outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are occurring through global health work. Despite an increase in these efforts, several barriers exist and a significant epilepsy treatment gap remains. This paper will review barriers to epilepsy care in LMICs and summarize recent published and unpublished data about global health projects which aimed to improve epilepsy care in these regions, focusing on work in the past 5 years. Recent Findings: There are multiple recent and ongoing projects including clinical, research, education, and advocacy programs. Summary: We conclude that collaborative efforts are necessary in order to develop long-term and sustainable projects. The creation of a database and a formal method of communication between stakeholders can contribute to improving the efficiency and impact of global health efforts in epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number30
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Epilepsy
Global Health
Direction compound
Databases
Education
Research

Keywords

  • Disparity
  • Epilepsy
  • Global health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this

Spiciarich, M., von Gaudecker, J. R., Jurasek, L., Clarke, D. F., Burneo, J., & Vidaurre, J. (2019). Global Health and Epilepsy: Update and Future Directions. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 19(6), [30]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11910-019-0947-6

Global Health and Epilepsy : Update and Future Directions. / Spiciarich, Mary; von Gaudecker, Jane R.; Jurasek, Laura; Clarke, Dave F.; Burneo, Jorge; Vidaurre, Jorge.

In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Vol. 19, No. 6, 30, 01.06.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Spiciarich, Mary ; von Gaudecker, Jane R. ; Jurasek, Laura ; Clarke, Dave F. ; Burneo, Jorge ; Vidaurre, Jorge. / Global Health and Epilepsy : Update and Future Directions. In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 6.
@article{4195587fa781402b82ed6b5df4fb08f0,
title = "Global Health and Epilepsy: Update and Future Directions",
abstract = "Purpose of Review: Efforts to improve epilepsy care outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are occurring through global health work. Despite an increase in these efforts, several barriers exist and a significant epilepsy treatment gap remains. This paper will review barriers to epilepsy care in LMICs and summarize recent published and unpublished data about global health projects which aimed to improve epilepsy care in these regions, focusing on work in the past 5 years. Recent Findings: There are multiple recent and ongoing projects including clinical, research, education, and advocacy programs. Summary: We conclude that collaborative efforts are necessary in order to develop long-term and sustainable projects. The creation of a database and a formal method of communication between stakeholders can contribute to improving the efficiency and impact of global health efforts in epilepsy.",
keywords = "Disparity, Epilepsy, Global health",
author = "Mary Spiciarich and {von Gaudecker}, {Jane R.} and Laura Jurasek and Clarke, {Dave F.} and Jorge Burneo and Jorge Vidaurre",
year = "2019",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s11910-019-0947-6",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "19",
journal = "Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports",
issn = "1528-4042",
publisher = "Current Medicine Group",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Global Health and Epilepsy

T2 - Update and Future Directions

AU - Spiciarich, Mary

AU - von Gaudecker, Jane R.

AU - Jurasek, Laura

AU - Clarke, Dave F.

AU - Burneo, Jorge

AU - Vidaurre, Jorge

PY - 2019/6/1

Y1 - 2019/6/1

N2 - Purpose of Review: Efforts to improve epilepsy care outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are occurring through global health work. Despite an increase in these efforts, several barriers exist and a significant epilepsy treatment gap remains. This paper will review barriers to epilepsy care in LMICs and summarize recent published and unpublished data about global health projects which aimed to improve epilepsy care in these regions, focusing on work in the past 5 years. Recent Findings: There are multiple recent and ongoing projects including clinical, research, education, and advocacy programs. Summary: We conclude that collaborative efforts are necessary in order to develop long-term and sustainable projects. The creation of a database and a formal method of communication between stakeholders can contribute to improving the efficiency and impact of global health efforts in epilepsy.

AB - Purpose of Review: Efforts to improve epilepsy care outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are occurring through global health work. Despite an increase in these efforts, several barriers exist and a significant epilepsy treatment gap remains. This paper will review barriers to epilepsy care in LMICs and summarize recent published and unpublished data about global health projects which aimed to improve epilepsy care in these regions, focusing on work in the past 5 years. Recent Findings: There are multiple recent and ongoing projects including clinical, research, education, and advocacy programs. Summary: We conclude that collaborative efforts are necessary in order to develop long-term and sustainable projects. The creation of a database and a formal method of communication between stakeholders can contribute to improving the efficiency and impact of global health efforts in epilepsy.

KW - Disparity

KW - Epilepsy

KW - Global health

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85065132564&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85065132564&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s11910-019-0947-6

DO - 10.1007/s11910-019-0947-6

M3 - Review article

VL - 19

JO - Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

JF - Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

SN - 1528-4042

IS - 6

M1 - 30

ER -