The Kintampo Project supports two training programmes for mental health workers in Ghana:

Clinical Psychiatric Officer (CPO)

In Ghana a Clinical Psychiatric Officer (formerly known as Medical Assistant Psychiatry (MAP)) is a specialist 'Medical/Physician Assistant' (MA). CPO's have a high level of responsibility which includes making diagnoses and prescribing medication. Find out more...

Lawson, a Clinical Psychiatric Officer at Pantang Hospital

Community Mental Health Officer (CMHO)

The role of CMHOs is very broad. It includes the detection of mental illness, helping people to manage their illness as well as education and awareness-raising within families and local communities.

The Community Mental Health Officer (CMHO) is a specialist Community Health Officer (CHO).

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A CMHO student at College of Health, Kintampo