professionals urged to volunteer overseas
by staff reporter
health professionals from Britain are being encouraged to work voluntarily
Such professionals are, for the first time, being targeted to fill
short-term placements with the development charity Voluntary Service
in Africa is one of the countries that mental health professionals
are being asked to work.
VSO says mental health services have been neglected in Malawi as
the government struggles to provide basic health care. There is
one psychiatrist for the whole country.
The charity has vacancies at Zomba mental hospital in southern Malawi.
Zomba is the larger of Malawi's two mental hospitals and acts as
a referral hospital for all psychiatric patients.
hopes to to provide the hospital with a clinical psychologist and
a second psychiatrist.
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