HAPpINESS HEALTH CARE (HHC) FOUNDATION
The goal of HHC Foundation is to increase access to effective, evidence-
based treatments for common medical disorders, especially mental,
neurological and substance use disorders in underserved areas of Nigeria
by training primary care workers in rural communities to screen for,
assess and manage these disorders in their communities with specialist
support and supervision. Training is done with the World Health
Organization’s (WHO) Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)
Intervention Guide version 2.0 and other validated training tools, adapted
to the local area.
Local Government Area
OUR MAIN SERVICES
Health Action for Psychiatric Problems In Nigeria including Epilepsy and SubstanceS
To date our team has trained multiple clinicians from different local government areas in Imo State, Nigeria. They include primary care doctors, nurses and community health workers. We are planning additional trainings in multiple states across the country.
Clinical Support and Supervision
Clinical supervision and support are provided on-site and virtually/remotely using telemedicine by consultant psychiatrists and psychologists.
Clinical Consultation and Ongoing Education
We use text, video messaging and video conferencing mobile technology to provide ongoing education for the frontline primary care clinicians and the psychiatric supervisors in Nigeria.
Awareness and Anti-Stigma Campaign
We have commenced a mental health awareness and anti-stigma campaign through local radio programs focused on educating the public on signs and symptoms of mental disorders, available treatments and how to access them. In addition, we plan to develop and implement targeted anti-stigma and awareness education packages led by people living with mental, neurological and substance use disorders.