Food For Thought

Did you know that… The Federal Ministry of Health’s WHO supported mental health GAP (mhGAP) initiative is already providing mental health services in pilot communities? As mhGAP notes,‘there is a widely shared but mistaken belief that all mental health interventions are sophisticated and can only be delivered by highly specialized staff. Research…has demonstrated the feasibility of delivery of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions in non-specialised health care settings’. mhGAP is providing skills to a range of community level health workers to identify, treat and/or refer conditions such as depression, psychosis, epilepsy, dementia, alcohol and substance abuse. For more information about this programme, see and keep reading Gede’s blogs to see how the Foundation will work with mhGAP at selected project sites.