Mental health taskforce heads to Meru on January 13

Nominated MCA Elizabeth Gichuki speaks at a mental health seminar at Love and Hope Centre in Nakuru Town. She wants Nakuru County to set aside more funds for mental hospitals. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The taskforce was inaugurated on December 11 last year by Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki.

  • The taskforce will assess the prevailing mental health status in Kenya, the social determinants and other factors contributing to mental illnesses.

A taskforce appointed by the government to collect views on the current status of mental health in the country will begin to conduct public hearing sessions from January 13.

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