Dr. Samuel Okpaku

Dr. Samuel Okpaku

Individual Partner: Samuel O. Okpaku M.D., Ph.D.; Clinical Professor George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA; President Center for Health, Culture, and Society Nashville, TN, USA

Preferred contact: sam.okpaku@gmail.com

Brief Description of Work: The Center for Health, Culture, and Society (CHCS) is dedicated to scaling up mental health services and research in Africa. CHCS serves as a clearing house that provides various information on mental health issues in Africa to interested parties. CHCS promotes linkages between African mental health professionals, their institutions, and their overseas counterparts. In addition, the center arranges for donations of medication, books, and other items. CHCS also provides for onsite and long distance lectures and collaborates on grant applications. CHCS also affords opportunities for trainees interested in global mental health and cultural psychiatry.

Key Words: Resident in: US;

Working in: US;

Area(s) of Interest in VBP:Communications/website, Education,Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Policy/Commissioning,Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy,Services/person-centered,Services/teamwork,

Related Area(s) of Interest:Communication skills,Decision theory, Evidence-based practice,Ethics,Health economics,Medical humanities/   [eg art, literature, and music],Regulation,Law

Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Complementary medicine/other/[traditional healing],Global health, Mental health/General,Primary care,Service user,Social care, Well-being.

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