Community care workers could help close the epilepsy treatment gap in low- and mid-income countries

Takeaway

  • The epilepsy treatment gap commonly found in low- and mid-income countries, such as South Africa, can be managed through the cost-effective intervention of community health workers (CHW).

Why this matters

    This study supports the implementation of CHWs as a financially feasible strategy targeting the epilepsy treatment gap, which is defined as the number of people with epilepsy who are either not receiving treatment or are receiving inadequate treatment.