Promote mental health in 10 Ethiopian villages

by Community Intiative Support Organization (CISO)
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

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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.


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

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

Additional Documentation

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


http:/​/​ciso-ethiopia.webs. com
CISO's web site
Oxfam Germany has funded asset creation project
Partnership with Oxfam Canada

Organization Information

Community Intiative Support Organization (CISO)

Location: Hawassa, SNNPR - Ethiopia
Community Intiative Support Organization (CISO)
Gezahegn Gizachew
Project Leader:
Gezahegn Gizachew
Hawassa, SNNPR Ethiopia

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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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