“Are you mad?” “Your head is not correct!” “Possessed by the devil!”
These are phrases often spoken within the Nigerian culture. Although sometimes harmless, are commonly not well informed. Information on mental healthcare in Nigeria is lacking, and there is significant neglect and lack of a good understanding of mental health issues and healthcare in Nigeria.
This webinar is brought to you by the Public Health Foundation of Nigeria and is lead by two eminent Nigerian psychiatrist, Professors Oye Gureje and Roger Makanjuola and a service user Mr Chiijoke Egwu. It explores the current state of mental healthcare in Nigeria; the state and role of research on mental healthcare development and delivery in Nigeria; the workforce situation in mental healthcare delivery in Nigeria; and the role of Government in mental healthcare delivery.