Posts Tagged ‘Ghana’

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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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.


My report on my placement in Ghana has just been published on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website and is reproduced here. It’s a shortened, reworded version of the Neate Experience in Ghana blog that I posted in October 2010.


A Neate blog with photos on my Out of Programme Experience as a psychiatric Specialist Registrar in Ghana. A long report that tries to compress the circumstances of how I practiced, supervised and taught psychiatry and the sense of being and seeing Ghana itself!


Photoblog of the sights of Accra, Ghana in black & white – August 2010.


Neate photo blog from Mole National Park, Ghana – July 2010.


Neate photoblog of Cape Coast Castle, Ghana – July 2010. Wikipedia