AfrAbia's silent struggle: Pesticides and Parkinson's disease unveiled


  • Wael Mohamed Basic Medical Science Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, Pahang, Malaysia.



AfrAbia, pesticides, Parkinson's disease


AfrAbia consists of members from both the Arab League and the African Union. The historical and geographical effects connect the neighbouring regions of Africa and the Arab world on a cross-cultural level. AfrAbia experiences a greater prevalence of autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorders because of elevated rates of consanguinity. The AfrAbian neuroscience community has unique problems due to the widespread occurrence of mental, neurological, and substance-use disorders. The limited physician-to-patient ratio can lead to heavy workloads per clinician, fostering expertise in their field due to increased practice opportunities arising from the demanding workload. The heightened clinical exposure leads to the emergence of study topics relevant to the local context. It improves the feasibility of clinical research, benefiting both the African population and the Global North. To summarise, there are abundant prospects for clinically focused neuroscience research to enhance healthcare in AfrAbia.


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How to Cite

Mohamed, W. (2024) “AfrAbia’s silent struggle: Pesticides and Parkinson’s disease unveiled”, Neuroscience Research Notes, 7(1), pp. 353.1–353.4. doi: 10.31117/neuroscirn.v7i1.353.