Health Mental Health
Respect for the individual and an empathetic approach are important parts of Dr. Mukwege's model for sustainable care. In addition to psychological care, our psychosocial team is also responsible for working with the staff and staff's treatment of patients in general, so that the Dr Mukwege Center offers a safe and welcoming environment.
Nakamtenga, Burkina Faso
Ongoing since 2018
– Investment in psychiatry and mental health, financing regular visits by a psychologist.
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ABOUT THE PROJECT
Critical to Dr Mukweges One Stop Center, is the integration of medical health with psycho-social wellbeing. As such, the model seeks to ensure that at each moment, a patient and/or client receives care in both cadres simultaneously if needed. For example, traumatized patients are greeted by a social worker, who accompanies her throughout the circuit of care, whether that might include, surgery, or basic outpatient services. This also includes community out reach.
Drug and alcohol abuse and mental health are complex issues, but in the village we have seen a direct link to opportunities to support themselves and ensure the well-being of the family. In addition, there is a great need for investments in mental health due to trauma and depression.