Neurological disease is responsible for a huge burden of death and disability in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this many areas have few, or no, neurologists to serve vast populations. Doctors in many areas will qualify from medical school without having ever been taught by a neurologist.
These doctors may then find themselves delivering the neurology teaching to the next generation of students. NeuroAccess aims to break this cycle by providing neurology teaching and educational support to areas of sub-Saharan Africa with a lack of neurologists. We aim to improve practical skills in clinical neurology and leave a legacy of knowledge that can be passed on.
We hope to demystify the subject and empower doctors to diagnose and manage neurological problems. The majority of funding for the project is raised from courses in neurology for undergraduate and postgraduate medics in the UK, including NeuroPACES.