There is an imperative for innovation in addressing the global pandemic of poor mental health. Clinical models need to be broadly supported by community-based prevention and intervention strategies.
Featured Innovation-Related Activities
A major grant application has been submitted for a Mental Health Study that leverage existing surveillance data as well as novel mobile technologies (e.g., mobile apps, wearables) for the development of existing and new Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning prediction models to identify adolescents and young healthcare workers at risk of depression and suicide ideation in Kenya.
A tele-stroke programme is under development to provide diagnostic and care pathways especially to people with difficult access to care.
A student Hackathon will explore student-centred solutions to mental health issues among school-aged children and university students.