Project Lead(s): George Adjei
Ghana has developed Continuous Quality Improvement methods (CQI), which are helping to reduce child mortality and other health problems. This project will use CQI to develop mental health identification and treatment packages for test use in two districts, along with information technologies to increase access to care for maternal depression and epilepsy. Among expected outcomes of the project: a 50% reduction of women with post-natal depression at 12 weeks. Mental disorders affect an estimated 13% of adults in Ghana, a country of 22 million people with 13 psychiatrists.