Maseru, Dec 29 — The Lesotho Embassy in Ethiopia encourages Basotho Senior Public Health Professionals to seize the opportunity to be part of the Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme, run by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (AFRICA CDC).
In a press release issued this week, the Embassy says the 4th Cohort of the fellowship that will begin in June next year and end in June the following year, is expected to witness the introduction of a Mental Health track.
It said in 2018, Partners in Health (PIH) reported that one-fifth of Lesotho’s 2.2 million people suffered from mental illnesses- the highest rate of any country in which the Organisation works. “Lesotho’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission, H.E Nts’iuoa Sekete says this is one of the best capacity building initiatives on the continent for Public Mental Health Professionals and has potential for value addition in Lesotho’s efforts of implementing the National Mental Health Policy and Strategic Plan,” the release quotes. . .