Book: Neurology in Africa
Africa is a vast continent and neurological disorders are a common cause of disability and death. This practical neurology textbook is specifically written for Sub-Saharan Africa by Dr. William Howlett.
- Download the complete Neurology in Africa book here (PDF - 50MB)
- Article on the release of the book:
- "Free online textbook on neurology"
Author William Howlett is Irish, but has spent much of his professional life as a physician and educator for patients and medical students at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania. Learn more about William Howlett.
“Neurology in Africa” is based on a compendium Dr. Howlett made for his students in Tanzania. This gradually developed into a textbook.
Dr. William Howlett
BRIC, Bergen 2012
The book was published in September 2012.
- Download separate chapters here (PDF):
CH 7 Protozoal and Helminthic Infections
CH 8 Neurological Illness in HIV Disease
CH 9 Coma and Transient Loss of Consciousness
CH 10 Paraplegia non Traumatic
CH 11 Disorders of Peripheral Nerves
CH 13 Myopathies and Myasthenia Gravis
CH 14 Movement Disorders and Motor Neurone Disease
CH 15 Headache and Facial Pain
CH 17 Dementia
CH 18 Inherited Neurological Disorders
CH 19 Head and Spinal Injury
CH 20 Care in Neurology
Index, Abbreviations and Useful Websites
William Howlett – Humanitarian and Global Health specialist
William Howlett is a Visiting Researcher at CIH. Based in northern Tanzania for much of his medical and research career, he is renowned for his commitment and dedication to improving health in Tanzania, and beyond.