3.1 million Ghanaians are suffering from mental disorders, 16,000 cases severe

GHANA – According to data from the WHO and the Ghana Mental Health, it is established that 41 percent of Ghanaians have psychological distress termed either as mild, moderate or severe and this costs the nation 7 percent GDP loss. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10 percent of the population of Ghana has one form of mental disorder or the other. Thus, with an estimated 31 million population in Ghana, they have an estimated 3.1 million with mental disorders. “The Mental Health Authority did a rapid assessment, a…

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Kenya launches mental health plan to implement recommendations of task force

KENYA – Kenya has launched a new mental health plan that will provide the framework to implement the recommendations from the mental health policy and taskforce report that was released in 2019. Speaking during the launch, the Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Health Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, said that the Kenya Mental Health Action Plan is targeting to improve mental health management in the country, considering that it remains an integral pillar in Kenya’s health system and social-economic development.  According to…

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