The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is leaving a myriad of unanswered questions in its wake – and many of these relate to the mental health of populations under lockdown, quarantine or self-isolation. The ill effects that this pandemic can have on the global mental health burden should not be underestimated – even more so in low-resource settings such as most countries on the African continent.
On 14 April 2020 the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health and AMARI co-hosted a webinar on the mental health aspects of the Covid-19 crisis in Africa.
The invited speakers were Prof Chiwoza Bandawe from the University of Malawi‘s College of Medicine; Prof Dixon Chibanda from the Friendship Bench; Dr Jose Luis Ayuso, Chairman at the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Research and Training at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; and Prof Simone Honikman from the Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP).
Due to technical difficulties, Prof Bandawe, was unable to present, but a recording of him presenting will be made available soon.
Please view the webinar below.
The presentations in PDF form can be downloaded here: