About this webinar
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is leaving a myriad of unanswered questions in its wake - and many of these relate to the mental health of populations under lockdown, quarantine or self-isolation. The ill effects that this pandemic can have on the global mental health burden should not be underestimated - even more so in low-resource settings such as most countries on the African continent.
Join us on 14 April 2020 for a free webinar on the mental health aspects of the Covid-19 crisis in Africa. The four invited speakers will each present and will the participate in a panel discussion.
Chiwoza Bandawe, MSc/PhD, is an associate Professor in the department of mental health at University of Malawi's College of Medicine.
Maggie is currently the communications and research uptake officer for ASSET (NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa) as well as the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH).
Dixon Chibanda started the Friendship Bench in one of Harare’s townships called Mbare in 2007 and conceptualized the first Friendship Bench intervention that has now been refined and adapted considerably.
Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos MD, PhD. Chairman at the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Research and Training at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
The CPMH grew out of a shared vision and commitment to collaboration between members of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and the Psychology Department at Stellenbosch University (SU).
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