Promote mental health in 10 Ethiopian villages



This project ensures mental health through training, psychiatry, medical treatment, community based care and rehabilitation services for 200 people with mental disorder. This project ensures mental he

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mental health problem accounts for 12.45% of the burden of diseases in Ethiopia and 12% of the Ethiopian people are suffering from some form of mental health problems. The community has poor knowledge about causes, symptoms and treatment of mental health problems. It is common to see mentally ill individuals in streets and sewage channels who need medical attention and integration to the community. . To change this meager situation, the project will undertake.

How will this project solve this problem?

the project will solve the problem through public education, awareness raising, advocacy, community based care, psychotherapy, medical treatment and establishment of rehabilitation center.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will take care of the mental health of 200 mentally ill individuals and enable them to integrate into the society and be productive citizens

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $135

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $135 .  The original project funding goal was $90,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gezahegn Gizachew

Hawassa, SNNPR Ethiopia

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