The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges that neurological disorders, including stroke, neurological infections, and dementia, are among the world’s greatest public health threats. Ethiopia is one country with a daunting neurological disorder challenge. The country has approximately 50 neurologists, yet WHO recommends up to 4,500 more neurologists to provide appropriate care for the country’s 105 million citizens.
Global NeuroCare has been helping address the issue through a long term collaborative partnership with the neurology residency program at Addis Ababa University. The program, which began in January 2006, has been administered by national and international neurologists. The only neurology training program in Ethiopia, it has made sustained and substantial achievements under extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
Since its establishment, the program has become self-sufficient, training local neurologists who can teach Ethiopia’s next generation of physicians to manage common neurological diseases. The program needs ongoing support. To see how you can help, visit globalneurocare.org.