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THE CHALLENGES OF MENTAL HEALTH IN AFRICAN AND DIASPORA

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This weeks topic is: 
THE CHALLENGES OF MENTAL HEALTH IN AFRICAN AND DIASPORA COMMUNITIES

 

Host: Dr. Ladi Owolabi
Co-Host: Mrs. Regina Askia Williams, RN
Expert Private Sector’s perspective: Mr. Folusho Obe
Quality control: Mr. William A. Verdone
Director and Producer: Mr. Wale Idris Ajibade

In many African and Diaspora countries, mental illness is not accorded the resources and importance it deserves. This is in spite of the fact that they pose a great burden on the global health of the population. Compared to other areas of health, mental health services are poorly developed. Indeed, most have no mental health policies, programs or action plans in place to combat this scourge. In addition, sufferers are battling stigmatization, lack of support and lack of access to treatment options obtainable elsewhere. Wars, strife, natural disasters Poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic have not helped matters.

 

 

Join us on the program, let us chart together the way forward.

 

African Health Dialogues is a weekly health care discussion on AV radio about awareness, progress and gaps, costs and accessibility of medical /pharmaceutical products and services within the African and African Diaspora communities Worldwide.

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