Global Approach to Epilepsy Care in Antigua

Antigua was previously lacking adequate neurological care. In collaboration with the Epilepsy Society of the Caribbean, a regional approach was launched to improve training, knowledge, care, expand antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and add basic investigative tools. The main medical facility now has weekly adult neurology clinics and pediatric epilepsy care through dedicated pediatricians and a visiting pediatric epilepsy team three times yearly. EEG tech training through ASET has been initiated, more AEDs added, a yearly governmental sponsored Epilepsy Week and neuropsychological services initiated. This collaborative effort between USA, Antiguan and other Caribbean colleagues have been sustained for more than 7 years.

Start date: 22 October 2012 | Proposed end date: 20 October 2025
Region: North America
Language: English
Lead institution: Mount St. John’s Medical Center
Location: St. John’s, Antigua
Principal investigators / organizers: Dr. Gaden Osborne and Dr. Dave Clarke
Patient age: All ages
Type of project: Clinical, Community education, Research, Advocacy, Stigma, Capacity building
Funding sources: Government, University
Project needs: May need self-funded educational participants
Related publications (PMID): Abstract presentations x 2

Contact: Dr. Gaden Osborne