Epilepsy and Malnutrition Seminar by Dr. Adetola Hammed Hassan

Saturday, March 18, 2023
University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex
Speaker: Dr. Adetola Hammed Hassan
Host: Dr. Alieu Kanu

Both epilepsy and malnutrition are important public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa with major medical, sociocultural, and economic implications.

Malnutrition can be responsible for electrolytic and vitamin deficiencies which affects neuronal excitability thereby enhancing epileptic activities.

People with epilepsy in developing countries are challenged by stigmatization and rejection giving them less access to appropriate meals resulting in poor nutritional status. This depicts a vicious relationship between malnutrition and epilepsy.

This seminar is generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family.