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By On October 25th, 2012

Meet the Only Psychiatrist in all of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has suffered one of the most terrible civil wars in all of Africa. The 11-year conflict resulted in 50,000 people dead at its end in 2002. Just this year, the former Liberian President was sentenced in The Hague to 50 years in prison for “aiding and abetting” war crimes in the conflict. After…

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By On October 12th, 2012

Ghana’s Mental Health Care Raises Concern

Medi Ssengooba visited Ghana recently, hoping that the country with one of the fastest growing disability rights movements in Africa would be laying the structure for a modern and dignified system for treating those with mental disabilities. Instead, she shares horrific stories from one of the quickest growing democracies in Africa. Ssengooba visited three of…

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