AACAMH successfully hosted a well-attended symposium at the recently ended IACAPAP 2020 virtual conference.
SYMPOSIUM TITLE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DETECTION OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ACROSS FOUR REGIONS OF AFRICA
It was convened by the President, Dr T. Bella-Awusah, and Co-chaired by Professor Naoufel Gaddour, University of Monastir Tunisia and Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
There were 3 presentations as follows:
- A Two-Stage Community Study of The Prevalence and Correlates of Mental Disorders and Cognitive Functioning of Children and Adolescents in Kumasi Ghana – By Dr Kwabena Kusi-Mensah, Ghana
- Prevalence and patterns of child mental health problems in a tertiary health facility in Dodoma, Tanzania – By Dr Gema Simbee, Tanzania
- Knowledge and Attitudes in Relation to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Among Doctors and Nurses Working in Paediatric Units at Tertiary Health Facilities in Rwanda – By Dr. Athanase Hategekimana, Rwanda