Negative attitudes and beliefs about epilepsy are prevalent among schoolteachers in the Niger capital, Niamey, with some considering epilepsy a contagious and incurable illness.
Why this matters
In Niger epilepsy predominately affects men and people younger than 20 years of age; however, the condition is poorly studied and misconceptions about the disorder are common.
Providing schoolteachers with accurate information about epilepsy could have a vital role in reducing discrimination in children with epilepsy.
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