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M-Healer: A Digital Toolkit to Improve Care and Reduce Human Rights Abuses

Working in close collaboration with researchers at the University of Ghana, our team developed a digital toolkit designed to train traditional and faith healers to deliver brief psychosocial interventions to people with mental illness while also discontinuing their use of practices that may constitute human rights violations. Following a series of prayer camp visits and observations, individual interviews, focus groups, and co-design sessions with healers and prayer camp staff, we produced M-Healer. Once the prototype was developed, a usability study was conducted with 12 faith healers in Ghana who found the tool to be feasible, acceptable, and usable. Read more here.


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