Rotary Club of Darlington Supports Epilepsy Diagnosis in Nigeria

Rotary Club of Darlington Supports Epilepsy Diagnosis in Nigeria

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria

The latest hospital clinic to be enabled with TeleEEG® remote diagnosis of epilepsy, and other serious neurological conditions, is the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Pictured above is the local team: Prof. Angela I Frank-Briggs, Dr. Nneka Gabriel-Job, Dr. Kininyiruchi N. Wobo, Ogolo Samuel, Dr. Ucheji Henry, Ebruba – Otuwashe, Faith along with TeleEEG Trainer Okolo Horeb.

Dr Gabriel-Job submitted a compelling application for support in their hospital clinic, “We see about 20 to 30 cases of epliepsy a month. Cases are the highest number of neurology patients we see in the clinic.” But the team were challeged as without key equipment and training required to faciliate correct diagnosis. Often patients are children, who are excluded from school due to their ilness which with the right diagnosis and treatment can usually be brought under-control enabling them to go on to live normal lives.

This life-saving clinic was enabled with the kind support of a donation made by the Darlington Club of Rotary International. Thsi is the second time that the Darlington Club of Rotary has helped enable TeleEEG epilepsy remote support, the first time being in the Democractic Republic of Congo which opened during lockdown with the donation of an EEG machine and online training.

This in-hospital training in Nigeria was facilated and delivered by TeleEEG Trainer Okolo Horeb and was extremely well recevied by the hospital, its team and patients as was the donation of an EEG machine to help enable accurate diagnosis of epilepsy.

Please click here for more information on how to apply to support, volunteer or receive TeleEEG.

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