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The Kintampo Project

Gwyn Grout and colleagues describe how skills development through international collaboration is helping patients in Ghana.
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Gwyn Grout and colleagues describe how skills development through international collaboration is helping patients in Ghana.

The Framework for Engaging in Global Health (Department of Health 2014) affirms the involvement of health practitioners within international development is ‘valued for the benefits it brings to all parties’.

We have been part of the Kintampo Project – a collaboration between Ghana and the UK that grew out of a partnership between two health institutions in Hampshire, UK and Kintampo, Ghana.

The project's aim is to improve and extend mental health services throughout Ghana by training two new groups of mental health professionals; community mental health officers and clinical psychiatric officers.

We can now boast that the whole of Ghana is served by professionals who provide care at the doorsteps of people in need of mental health

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