Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Dementia care and advocacy in Africa: Zambian lessons with international implications

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

In person at 5330 Med Sci I
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The Department of Neurology welcomes Mataa M. Mataa, MBChB, MMed, Neurologist and Medical Superintendent of Chipata Level One Hospital, in Zambia, for a special Grand Rounds presentation.

Dr. Mataa Moses Mataais one of only 12 Zambian neurologists for a population of 19 million people. He is the chairperson of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Zambia (ADDIZ), the local Alzheimer’s International Chapter, and is focused on brain health and dementia. Dr. Mataa received his medical training from the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He then completed a Diploma in Palliative Care at the University of Makerere, Uganda, prior to returning to Zambia to join a new training program in neurology. 

Dr. Mataa has an ongoing collaboration with Assistant Professor of Neurology Melissa Elafros, supported by CAPRA program as well as Global REACH, aimed at bolstering dementia care and services in sub-Saharan Africa. He will discuss this work, the state of dementia care in sub-Saharan Africa and how this relates to care for patients in the US.