Neurological infectious diseases pose some of the greatest challenges to clinicians in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of our work the Liverpool Brain Infections Group we have developed eLearning modules to provide clinical information for neurological infectious diseases. The site is free and open access. If you would like to contribute a new module to the series, please contact us.
We also support the running of the annual neurological infections course NeuroID held in Liverpool each May. This features great talks and case presentations by UK and international experts and includes updates on the latest neurological infections research.
Doctors and medical students in some areas of sub- Saharan may not have access to up to date text books, but increasingly have access to the internet through smart phones. We have developed a free app to cover the main medical areas of acute neurological and infectious diseases, along with other major acute medical presentations.
Two fantastic practical neurology textbooks have been specifically written for doctors in sub-Saharan Africa by neurology Dr William Howlett (an Irish neurologist who has spent much of his professional life at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania) and Dr Gretchen Birbeck (a Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Michigan State University who spends half the year in southern Africa). They are both available to download for free.