Who’s Who

Christine Musyimi

Christine Musyimi

Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Kenya

Dr Christine Musyimi is a community mental health researcher at Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation. She received her PhD in Global Mental Health from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and MSc in Medical Statistics and BSc in Nursing from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She has written extensively (in book chapters and peer-reviewed journals) on initiating collaborative processes between the formal and informal health sectors including introduction of mental health evidence-based approaches in the latter sector. She has also been a Principal Investigator on three mental health related grants funded by Grand Challenges Canada and Grand Challenges Africa.

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Elizabeth Mutunga

Elizabeth Mutunga

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Organisation Kenya, Kenya

Elizabeth Kasimu Mutunga is a trained psychologist and human rights practitioner. She developed an interest in Alzheimer’s disease after her father was diagnosed in 2007. At the time the disease was a mystery to her and her family. In trying to understand how best to cope with the disease and care for the father better, she started looking for a support group which she could plug into and get support, encouragement and walk with other caregivers. When she found no support groups, she decided to start a monthly support group herself. Due to her passion to help others affected by the disease, she decided to start an NGO and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Organisation Kenya was founded.

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David M Ndetei

David M Ndetei

Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Kenya

David M Ndetei is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and Founding Director of Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, an NGO dedicated to research for evidence-based policy, practice and promotion of mental and neurological health, and healthy behaviour. He has authored 320 scientific publications, 21 monographs and 5 books. David holds positions in several professional bodies including Chair of Africa Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and board member of the World Psychiatric Association and World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. His vision is affordable and evidence-based mental health services for Kenya.

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