As COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, the effects on both mind and body continue to unfold.
Our team has been responding to the COVID-19 mental health crisis in several ways. Our managing director, Debra Machando, is on the National COVID mental health response committee. She is also dispatched by the WHO to the Ministry of Health to assist with strategic planning on the country’s mental health system.
With funding from the WHO, our team will be working an intervention at the intersection of gender, COVID-19, and mental health.
Finally, our executive co-director, Kham Kidia, has been involved in providing weekly wellness/debriefing sessions to healthcare workers, especially junior doctors, who are involved in direct patient care in an effort for healthcare worker wellbeing during the crisis