BRAIN PROJECT AFRICA 2020
The Brain Project (TBP) is a 501(C) organization aimed to prove through rigorous medical practices and growth that there is measurable economic value in providing vital health care to African communities.
Founded in 2017, The Brain Project is a coalition of board-certified neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, dental surgeons, as well as many other medical specialists of African descent dedicated to building reliable healthcare systems that can service and support Africa.
THIS IS WHY WE MUST ACT NOW - LACK OF PERSONNEL
565 neurosurgeons care for over 1 billion people on the African continent. That’s not even a surgeon for every 2 million people. Compare that with 1:85,000 in the United States. In East Africa there is one neurosurgeon for every 10 million people. For those in need, it is virtually impossible to receive even the minimum care.
Neurological disorders are increasingly prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa, affecting 58 out of every 1,000 people. If these individuals were afforded the same level and variety of treatment, the rate of remission for neurological disorders in Africa would approach that of the Western world.