Improving Access to Psychosocial Services in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

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There isn't a cost to participate in this online course. The estimated time to complete this course is 1 hour and 10 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a pass score of 75%.

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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate the importance of psychosocial therapies in the prevention and treatment of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize the immense gaps to access and quality to psychosocial therapies in low- and middle-income countries, with a key focus on Rwanda and Kenya as example countries.
  • Describe key lessons learned in the global efforts to overcome these gaps in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Discuss the solutions that a private network of mental health hubs is exploring in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Recording date: November 5, 2020
Date of original release: November 6, 2020
Most recent review/update: November 6, 2020
Termination date: November 5, 2023

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.25 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.25 IBON
Course opens: 
11/06/2020
Course expires: 
11/05/2023
Cost:
$0.00

Michael Grosspietch, PhD is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Engagement Institute as well as the mHub. He holds a PhD in development politics (WWU Munster/Germany).

Esther Mbau is the Country Director of mHub Kenya. A counseling psychologist and professional trainer by profession, she previously worked at Amani Counselling Centre & Training Institute as a regional center coordinator of the Nairobi CBD Campus. She holds a degree in counseling psychology from Africa Nazarene University. Esther regularly appears on national TV stations such as NTV or K24 to offer professional views on issues relating to mental health like the psychosocial consequences of Covid-19, effective parenting, dealing with trauma, loss, and grief, as well as sexual abuse issues.

Yvonne Uwamahoro is the Head of Mental Health Services of mHub Rwanda. Before joining mHub, she spent 13 years working for the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital of Ndera, the country's only specialist referral hospital for mental illnesses, as the Head of the Consultation Unit of its Kicukiro branch "Centre Psychotherapeutique Icyizere." For five of those years, she was also the Acting Head of the Center. Yvonne is a nurse by training with a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Rwanda.

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

DISCLOSURE

The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no financial conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose:

  • Michael Grosspietch, PhD - Speaker
  • Esther Mbau - Speaker
  • Sondra Schreiber, MA - Activity Director
  • Yvonne Uwamahoro - Speaker

Disclaimer

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.25 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.25 IBON

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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