We have 2 ongoing projects with African and Asian colleagues

A-Head-MENA Project

Frequency and subtypes of Headache Disorders in Middle East North Africa and Asia (HeadMENAA) project

The Head-MENA Project consists of 26 African countries organized by GPMS (Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Lybia, Sudan, Egypt, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Guinee, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, Zambia, Somalia, Mali, Ghana, Gabon, Uganda, Burkina, etc) and also Nepal and Mongolia invited.

The study has four main objectives:

  1. To investigate primary or secondary headaches types and main characteristics in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. 
  2. To evaluate the diagnostic capacity of ICHD-3 criteria in this unique query.
  3. To investigate primary triggers for headaches and organize future studies to cope with them.  
  4. To organize telemedicine-based education programs to raise awareness of the target population and physicians according to detected headache subtypes.

You will find the project details here  

B-CAMS In Headache in Middle East and Africa

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes both complementary therapies used as an addition to conventional treatments and alternative treatments used instead of conventional therapies, although adults with migraines rarely use only alternative treatments. Our objective is to determine patterns, reasons for, and correlates of complementary and alternative medicine use by adults with headaches of different types. The study will also assess the key differences of CAM use among headache/migraine sufferers in MENA and Africa to compare it to data obtained from the 2012 U.S. NHIS (a national cross-sectional survey) examined the use of CAM among migraine/headache sufferers. Contact details: najibkis@gmail.com