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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x47 Dixon Chibanda: Why I train grandmothers to treat depression
TV-PG

  • 2018-02-14T05:00:00+00:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe — for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those in need.

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