International Neurology ServicesTM is a not-for-profit service dedicated to improving access to quality EEGs across the globe. Its goal is to not only push back the darkness of epilepsy, but to bring epilepsy to light. INS is committed to improving both the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in developing countries. It is accomplishing this by taking EEG machines to hospitals and clinics in developing countries, training locals how to perform the studies, and then reading the studies through a website database. The studies are sent back to the US to be interpreted by highly trained neurologists. In 2016, INS placed two EEG machines in Kenya at local hospitals. We trained four techs at these locations.. EEG interpretations are being performed every week which are truly changing lives.
INS has also developed a mobile solar powered EEG machine so that EEGs can be performed on patients anywhere in this world. An EEG could be performed in the middle of sub-Saharan Africa under an Acacia tree with the patient sitting on a stump. With a cell phone enabled mobile hot-spot, an EEG can be sent anywhere in the world and an interpretation can be made in a matter of minutes.
We currently have two EEG machines in Kenya, one in Haiti, one in Honduras, one in Tanzania, and we recently donated a machine to Cameron. That is 6 total EEG machines placed in just two short years. One more machine has been purchased that will go to another subsaharan African country early next year.
INS has plans of expanding and in 2018 hopes to take new EEG machines to additional countries. Please partner with us to make a difference in the lives of patients around the world.