Episode 47: Closing the Epilepsy Treatment Gap Worldwide

In this episode, host Dan Klein learns about Pretola Global Health and Consulting Limited and how they advocate for a better future for people living with epilepsy, learning disability and autism around the world. Earlier this year, the TSC Alliance partnered with Pretola on the 4th edition of the Epilepsy Assessment and Management Course, an online course for physicians in low and middle income countries around the world to learn about epilepsy and related comorbidities. This years course featured a lesson on tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and featured presentations by Dr. Pradnya Gadgil in India, Professor Anna Jansen from Belgium and Professor Petrus De Vries from South Africa. 

Dan talks to Tolu Olaniyan, Bsc LD Nursing, MSc Epilepsy, Founder and CEO of Pretola. She shares how her upbringing inspired her to start the organization, what some of the major barriers are to treatment in low income countries and how through educating frontline physicians she is trying to overcome those barriers.

Learn more about Pretola Global Health Consulting Limited: https://www.pretolaghc.net/