The TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region) Peoples Hospital is a 500-bed hospital located in Lhasa, Tibet, China. The hospital is a teaching facility affiliated to Tibet University College of Medicine. The Peoples Hospital of TAR provides a full range of paediatric and adult care services.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders in the world. However, in Tibet, due to its special geographical location, there is very little awareness about epilepsy amongst the public. The unique religious beliefs have increased negative attitudes towards patients with epilepsy and their treatment. Many Tibetans believe seizures are caused by demons and seek out cure through religious rituals.
The objectives of this project are:
- To promote epilepsy prevention and knowledge amongst local medical workers, so they will be able to provide guiding treatment to patients.
- To promote understanding of epilepsy among the patients and their family members, and to motivate them to seek medical treatment.
- To promote epilepsy prevention and increase awareness amongst the public.
The project will receive US$3,500 from the Promising Strategies Program