TEDWomen 2017: Why I Train Grandmothers to Treat Depression

Lead Author:  Dixon Chibanda
Submitted by:  Dyan Colpo, Cleveland Clinic, Simulation and Advanced Skills Center

Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe -- for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those in need.

Watch the full presentation here.

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