Closing the epilepsy treatment gap in Bolivia: Three decades of initiatives

The epilepsy treatment gap in Latin America is approximately 60%, but the treatment gap in rural areas of the region can reach 90%. In Bolivia, contributors to the treatment gap are similar to factors in other remote, lower-resource areas: A lack of trained medical staff. Expensive and inconsistent supplies of antiseizure medications. Cultural beliefs and stigma may prevent people from seeking Western-style medical care for epilepsy, though they often visit traditional healers.

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