Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Essex, UK is linking with Lumley Government Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone to establish and support the very first functioning clinical epilepsy service in Sierra Leone. As part of the project, The Epilepsy Association of Sierra Leone is carrying out community outreach work to encourage people to attend clinic and raise awareness of the condition. UK-based Medical Assistance Sierra Leone is providing logistical support and assisting with additional resource mobilisation.
The introduction of the first epilepsy project in Sierra Leone has made a significant contribution in the area of epilepsy management and treatment. The project is an IHLFS-funded link between Sierra Leone’s Lumley Government Hospital and Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital in the UK.