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mHealth for Mental Health in Ghana

Ghana Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD
Kevin Hallgren
Pamela Y Collins, MD, MPH
Dr. Angela Ofori-Atta (UG)
Dr. Dzifa Attah (UG)


Our goal is to develop and deploy a culturally-informed mobile health tool that will change the way faith and traditional healers (the de facto providers for the majority of people with mental illness in Ghana) provide care, and to help address significant unmet public mental health needs.
The mHealth for Mental Health program at the University of Washington ( is working with diverse stakeholders in the region (government officials, clinicians, NGOs, traditional and faith healers, people with mental illness and their communities) to develop mobile tools that leverage multi-media resources (video, audio) to combat stigma, introduce principles of humane care, and alternative strategies for psychosocial management of mental illness.

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