Understanding the influence of spiritual beliefs on epilepsy care

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
A traditional healer in Uganda shows the plants and herbs he uses in treatments.

A traditional healer in Uganda shows the plants and herbs he uses in treatments.

In Uganda, a person who suffers the repeated seizures associated with epilepsy is most likely to seek help first from a traditional or spiritual healer. 

In a country with one medical provider for every 20,000 residents, there are by some estimates 100 times as many traditional and spiritual healers, offering an around-the-corner convenience an under-resourced health system like Uganda’s can’t hope to match.

Read at Duke Global Health News