Archive for October, 2011
An interview with a Ghanaian traditional healer, known as a fetish priest, who runs an informal healing centre for people with mental illness at his remote, rural community near Kintampo in central Ghana.
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Tags: abosom, Africa, Brong Ahafo, Ernestina Agyei Yobo, fetish priest, Ghana, Greg Neate, informal healing centre, Kintampo, Kofi Munufie, Kokuma, mental illness, Nana, obosom, psychiatry, Signs of faith, special day, Spritis, the Kintampo Project, Traditional healer, Ursula Read, West Africa
In May 2010, the Kintampo Project’s inaugural 18 month MAP degree course welcomed its first intake of students. For its first two weeks, I joined a UK-led teaching programme which included clinical psychologist, Dr Tess Maguire, and community psychiatric nurse, Patrice Fugah. The programme included presentations that encouraged student interaction and two memorable field trip to observe the local context in which mental illness is perceived and managed.
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Tags: CMHO, Community Mental Health Officer, Dr Mark Roberts, Dr Tess Maguire, Ghana, Kintampo Rural Health Training School, MAP, May 2010, Medical Assistant Psychiatry, Patrice Fugah, psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, teaching, the Kintampo Project