DIALOGUE TO EMPOWER TRADITIONAL AND FAITH HEALERS TO DELIVER EVIDENCE-BASED PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE TREATMENT GAP IN KENYA (DIALOGUE)
DIALOGUE was a project that sought to empower, supervise, support and include informal traditional and faith healers to deliver evidence based mhGAP-IG adapted psycho-social interventions to reduce mental health treatment gap in Kenya.
DIALOGUE discovered that traditional and faith healers (the clergy) and formal health care workers can collaborate successfully in providing mental health services in rural communities with limited access to specialist care. The study also proved that trained traditional and faith healers can effectively screen and make referrals of cases of depression to primary healthcare.
Issuing certificates to traditional healers who completed the training