This manual is designed to help you:
Understand what schizophrenia is and the problems it causes - this is covered in Section A
Learn how to help people schizophrenia and their families through CBR - this is covered in Section B
Know how you will be supported to deliver CBR - this is covered in Section C
Throughout the manual you will follow the experiences of Yosef and Sara, people with schizophrenia, and their families. Yosef and Sara are not real people, but their stories include situations and events that real people with schizophrenia have experienced.
A set of 5 training videos on child mental health created by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health.
The research team produced five short training videos, modelling an HEW interviewing mothers of children with autism or intellectual disability to demonstrate skills in early detection, supportive counselling and problem solving. The videos are produced in Amharic (the official Ethiopian language) – a version with English transcripts and subtitles is also available.
In addition, a ‘Mental Health Guide’ was produced that reinforces the training provided in the associated HEAT module, and extends training in childhood developmental and mental health problems.
This paper examines the extent to which health workers differ in their willingness to work in rural areas and the reasons for these differences, based on the data collected in Rwanda analysed individually and in combination with data from Ethiopia.
From this page you can access the modules that form the theoretical training element of the HEAT programme. The thirteen modules cover a wide range of subjects including child and maternal health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutrition. These modules have been created as Open Educational Resources and they can be accessed by anyone in the world, at any time, free of charge. The three maternal health modules: Antenatal Care; Labour and Delivery Care; and Postnatal Care, are also available in Swahili.
Some of them are designed for the upgrade training for the Health Extension Worker programme in Ethiopia - it's the official MOH curriculum, and was designed as a year (or more) long distance learning programme.
Results and Lessons Learned from CapacityPlus 2009-2015
Flipchart for providers
Introduces the GATHER approach to counseling, a patient-centered approach that improves patient satisfaction
Has a chapter offering basic biomedical information on cancer, as requested by health workers
Includes information about management of side effects
Encourages health workers to take care of themselves and acknowledges the stressful nature of their work.