Meeting with RISE Global Health Initiative

Today, February 19 2015, members of Gede’s Senior Management Team met Dr Chinyelu Menakaya, Development Director of the RISE Global Health Initiative (based in San Diego, USA) which is pioneering the delivery of a package of comprehensive health care in Anambra State, Nigeria, with other States to follow.

A significant element of RISE’s approach to comprehensive health care is the engagement of ‘Tele-HIV’ and members of the Nigerian diaspora (who provide training and mentoring expertise where appropriate) aimed at providing online support (as well as through innovative teaching apps) to those health professionals tasked with care and support. The courtesy visit also focused on discussing ways in which the mental health ‘treatment gap’ in Nigeria might also be filled through the use of ICT and expertise within the diaspora.

Watch this space for additional news in future.