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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

African Section (MDS-AS)

All MDS members residing in the MDS-AS region are automatically members of the MDS-AS Regional Section, which provides local support and connections. 

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  Welcome from MDS-AS Chair, Jonathan A. Carr

Njideka Okubadejo, MBChB, FMCPJonathan A. Carr, MBChB, PhD
Professor and Head of Neurology
Tygerberg Hospital
Tygerberg, South Africa

MDS-African Section Chair

It is my pleasure, as MDS-African Section Chair, to welcome you to the MDS-African Section. MDS-AS is the premier African organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge and understanding about Movement Disorders within the field of Neurology. I have been involved with MDS for many years and have enjoyed the opportunities it provides to collaborate with the worlds’ experts on Movement Disorders.

MDS-AS continues to provide high quality and relevant online education to our colleagues in movement disorders and neuroscience, plus trainees, young neurologists and allied health specialists. During my term as AS Chair, we will continue offering a variety of educational programs in our commitment to engaging a diverse range of health care professionals interested in Movement Disorders across under-represented regions of the world.

We invite you to fully utilize the educational opportunities, mentorships, resources, support and membership benefits available to you. Please remember to renew your membership when required to do so. As a reminder, delegates from the African region qualify for a free No-Fee Membership with MDS. Please visit the MDS Membership webpage to apply today.

Thank you for your continued interest and engagement in MDS-African Section activities.

Should you have any questions, please contact the MDS-AS Regional Manager, Tamsyn Reed at

With very best regards,
Jonathan Carr

  Mission & Objectives

MDS-AS involvement is open to all members of MDS within the African region. MDS-AS aims to facilitate communication between clinicians and researchers in the region; disseminate updated knowledge about movement disorders; improve quality of life and independence of movement disorders patients and caregivers; and promote research in the field of Movement Disorders within the region.

As a newly established Section, MDS-AS is currently working to build a critical mass of members in Africa dedicated to improving the field of Movement Disorders in Africa. We invite all delegates from the African region to apply for a FREE No-Fee Membership with MDS.

MDS-AS Programs and Resources

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MDS-AS Regional Courses

View upcoming educational programs developed to meet the needs of the MDS-AS.

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Outreach Education

Apply for funding to support local movement disorders education.

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LEAP Leadership Program

A leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.

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Telemedicine in Your Movement Disorders Practice

A step-by-step guide about how to introduce and set up a telemedicine clinic.

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EAN-AFAN Regional Teaching Courses in Sub-Saharan Africa

Basic neurology training for residents in neurology and neighboring specialties in the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Asynchronous Consultations for Movement Disorders

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Free consultation service that provides clinical movement disorders consultations to local physicians in Africa.

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Train the Trainer Program

Gain tools and resources to become a Trainer and lead regional education programs.

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MDS-AS Visiting Trainee Grant Program

Funding to receive valuable movement disorders training in another country.

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Movement Disorders Specialist Directory

Update your profile to be listed in MDS's free online search tool for patients.

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MDS-AS Affiliate Societies

MDS encourages a continuous dialogue on a global level to bring clinicians, researchers and health practitioners together for the exchange of the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and research of Movement Disorders to enhance the education of physicians across the globe.

We invite neurological groups and organizations specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of MDS. To apply visit, MDS Affiliate Member Society.

For any questions, please contact the Education Department at

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  AfrAbia Society (AAS)
  Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria
  Association of Ethiopian Neurology


  Cameroon Academy of Neurology

Website: Connect on their Facebook Page.

  Egyptian Network for Neurodegenerative Disorders (ENND)


  Egyptian Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery


  Ethiopian Physiotherapy Association
  Ghana Physiotherapy Association


  Neurology Society of Ghana
  Moroccan Neurological Society Movement Disorders Group


   Moroccan Society of Movement Disorders


  Neurological Society of Zambia (NPZ)


  Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA)

South Africa

  Neurological Society of Kenya


  NeuroRehab Training Association


  Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN)
  Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences


  Senegalese Neurological Society


  Tanzania Neuroscience Association


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