We Reach, We Teach, We Treat: Bridging the treatment gap for epilepsy

Neurology on Wheels, a first time rural-oriented project in India (Nellore, Andhra Pradesh) has been started by Dr. Bindu Menon Foundation. Resource poor villages are identified from the 46 mandals. The village head and government accredited health workers are primed to intimate the patients about the camp. The motto followed is ‘We reach, we teach, we treat’. After reaching (reach) the village, the awareness programme (teach) for epilepsy is held. Later free medical camps (treat) where screening/detection of epilepsy and other neurological disorders are done with free distribution of medicines. We have completed 30 villages, educated above 10,000 people, and identified 93-drug na├»ve patients with epilepsy.

Start date: 23 January 2015
Region: Asia & Oceania
Language: English
Lead institution: Dr. Bindu Menon Foundation
Location: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Principal investigator / organizer: Dr. Bindu Menon
Patient age: All ages
Type of project: Outreach project: education, detection and treatment
Funding sources: Personal
Project needs: Volunteers, Funding, Medication

Contact: Dr. Bindu Menon