January 17, 2020

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.