Mental health has become a significant challenge affecting children and adolescents. The direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 further exacerbated poor mental health among children and adolescents in ways that are only beginning to be understood.
Dr. Rukudzo Mwamuka is the Clinical Programs Manager for the Friendship Bench based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Dr. Mwamuka completed her Master’s in Medicine in Psychiatry and senior registrar training at Sally Mugabe Hospital in Harare. In 2021, Dr. Mwamuka joined the Friendship Bench, where she provides oversight and strategic planning for the Friendship Bench’s implementation teams. She is responsible for ensuring the fidelity of the program as it scales across Zimbabwe with support from the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.
- Understand the mental health landscape in Zimbabwe
Identify barriers to care faced by adolescents in Zimbabwe
- Learn how the Friendship Bench intervention is transforming mental health services provision in Zimbabwe and other countries
- Rukudzo Mwamuka, MMed, MBChB
This seminar focuses on global health and was delivered at the CHOP 14th Annual Global Health Conference on October 1, 2022.
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