The mental health system in Ghana

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In Ghana, only two out of every one hundred people with a mental illness will get the care they need. Without proper treatment, this can lead to social exclusion and poverty for those with the illness and their families.

The Kintampo Project is helping thousands of people in Ghana with mental illness. We are helping to train new mental health workers to provide care in poor, rural areas throughout the country.

We rely entirely on fundraising, charitable donations and grants to keep doing what we do.

Learn more about us

Read our latest project report

Read our landmark survey of the mental health system in Ghana

Dr ET Adjase, Project Lead, Ghana

Akwaaba! (Welcome!)

The Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health are committed to improving community mental health services across the country. The Kintampo Project fits in perfectly with our aims, and is a direct response to, and designed specifically for, the needs of Ghana.

I am very pleased with the Project’s progress so far, and I have every confidence that this unique partnership between our countries will overcome any obstacles, and offer everyone in Ghana access to world class mental health services.

Welcome aboard!