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.


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.