research partnership to improve the management of epilepsy worldwide
ABSTRACT Epilepsy is a chronic, universal condition, but probably with unequal etiology and prognosis. This affection is still charged with myth in most of the population. Accessibility to antiepileptic drugs is not easy and a high proportion of epileptics are without treatment, which is why traditional health practitioners is used. A prospective investigation done by me and all our group aimed at a description that took place from March 15/2017 to March 15/2018 in order to know how to take care of epilepsy in the village of MIMBULU, territory of KIPUSHI, province of Katanga in the Republic Democratic Congo in Africa.
It follows that:
• 0.7% prevalence;
• Men are affected and the most affected age group is 11 to 20 years old;
• 46.6% of patients who are restricted to primary school;
• The population claims to know the disease 71.1% and traditional medicine is the most requested;
• Many traditional plants in the care have shown good results;
• They resort to modern medicine after the failure of treatments.
These results suggest that epilepsy is increasingly considered a natural disease, yet traditional healers are the most consulted. Medical treatment is thus relegated to the background.
It is urgent to carry out a scientific research to study the therapeutic properties of medicinal plants and their associations, which have probably shown very great efficiencies in the treatment of epilepsy and finally to improve the medical management of epilepsy.
The Project :
In view of the conclusions mentioned above, we seek partnership to study the therapeutic properties of medicinal plants used in this rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo and finally to make a production by means of a laboratory to improve the management of epilepsy in the world in general.
Doctor PRINCE KAZADI
Chercheur médical indépendant.
CEO and Founder ASLEK
anyone who is able to contribute in improving the management of epilepsy is called to this study.