Dixon Chibanda

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 …

Meet the Fellow

Why I Train Grandmothers To Treat Depression

Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe — for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, …

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Is It Insulting To Call This A ‘Hut’?

  http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/12/563305753/is-it-insulting-to-call-this-a-hut Nurith Aizenman The complaints came in shortly after we ran a story on a government aid program that gave cash to the poor in Zambia. The piece included a profile of a young woman who, along with her husband, had used the money to start a business that had lifted their family to …

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Mental health should be a priority for WHO’s new director-general

July 1 is a big day for the World Health Organization. That’s when Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus officially becomes the new director-general of this important global health body. In his acceptance speech, Tedros said, “All roads should lead to universal health coverage. I will not rest until we have met this.” Another of his top goals is putting the …

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