Dixon Chibanda

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Friendship Bench

Depression is the number one cause of disability in the world. Most people don’t know that.  Friendship Bench trains rural grandmothers in Zimbabwe as “barefoot psychotherapists.” They deliver evidence-backed talk therapy that provides lasting remission of the crippling symptoms of depression. 

Dixon is a medical doctor trained in public health, neurology, and psychiatry. He is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe, a country of more than 16 million. He has dedicated the last 10 years to developing evidence-based treatment for people who suffer from mental, neurological and substance use disorders. 

Email: dichi@zol.co.zw

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