Bridging the Gap in Global Epilepsy Treatment

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has partnered with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano, Nigeria to improve epilepsy treatment uptake. The groups will conduct a randomized trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting epilepsy care to community health workers.

The 60-site cluster randomized controlled trial is funded as part of a five-year Bridging the Childhood Epilepsy Treatment Gap in Africa (BRIDGE) grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.