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Dixon Chibanda

Zimbabwe · Class of 2017

Dixon, a trained psychiatrist, is a Wellcome researcher and DELTAS Africa awardee at the University of Zimbabwe. Dixon’s current interests include community mental health with a focus on integrating mental health strategies into existing public health programmes such as the PMTCT, immunization and HIV/AIDS. He is also developing, testing and validating alternative interventions to address mental, neurological and substance use disorders. His most recent achievement is the development of the "Friendship Bench" Program, a community-based mental health intervention that has been scaled up to over 70 primary care clinics in Zimbabwe.