Epilepsy - an Overlooked, Under-Managed Illness in Africa
Epilepsy is the most common serious chronic brain disorder in the world. More than 50 million people are affected by the condition. A fifth live in Africa. About 3% of Malawi's of 18 million people has epilepsy and some sufferers have been killed after communities accused them of being vampires, writes Jacob Mugumbate in The Conversation Africa.
Media houses have formed a task force that aims at developing mechanisms on how best to handle and deliver messages on the rumours of 'vampires' in the country. This comes after ... Read more »
President Peter Mutharika has warned suspected vampires to stop terrorizing people and told village chiefs to stamp down on witchcraft. A vampire scare in two districts has ... Read more »