Epilepsy care guidelines for low- and middle-income countries: From WHO mental health GAP to national programs

by Juri Katchanov and Gretchen L Birbeck
BMC Medicine 2012, 10:107 (24 September 2012)

21 pp. 316 kB:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1741-7015-10-107.pdf

In 2011, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) released evidence-based epilepsy care guidelines for use in low and middle income countries (LAMICs). If effectively implemented, as intended, at the primary care level, the mhGAP guidelines have the potential to facilitate a substantial reduction in the epilepsy treatment gap and improve the quality of epilepsy care in resource limited settings.

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