Vignettes - Mr E and his family, current experience

Mr. E has left his family many years ago to work in a big city. While he visited his family once a year, his children have become increasingly estranged and he has lost contact with them after his wife passed away five years ago. He lives on his own in a small flat. Mr. E finds it difficult to find his way to the shops and back, has difficulty remembering appointments and often forgets about eating.

Brazil

Mr. Elias’s work colleagues, company’s human resources sector, neighbours and friends, if any, would possibly be the ones to refer him to a consultation with a doctor at the public health system. It would take a while before Mr. Elias realised he himself would need an appointment to discuss his condition. After multiple appointments and […]

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Kenya

Mr. Etende left to work in the city but since his wife passed on, he has become estranged to his children and now has problems with memory. Mr. Etende lives alone and since he has issues remembering appointments, it is possible that he might have stopped going to work and may eventually get fired. It […]

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Jamaica

Though the first point of contact, regardless of location, is typically the General Practitioner (GP), Mr Errol may have direct access to a psychologist or psychiatrist without needing a referral from a general practitioner. However, culturally, men are less likely to seek medical help until their medical condition becomes unbearable. Further, if he is unaware […]

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Indonesia

Mr Edi left his family many years ago to work in Jakarta as a street food vendor. He only visited his family once a year, and did not have a good relationship with his children. His children became increasingly estranged and he lost contact with his children after his wife passed away five years ago. […]

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India

Mr Ebrahim has left his family many years ago to work in a metropolitan city in India. While he visited his family once a year, his children have become increasingly estranged and he has lost contact after his wife passed away five years ago. He lives on his own in a small flat. He had […]

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