The Global Mental Health Fellowship is available for one or more opportunities every year with a partner organization. These opportunities are developed and posted on a rolling basis.
Current Global Mental Health Fellowship Opportunities
Global Mental Health Fellowship - Uganda Project (now closed)
JCK Clinic Uganda Project Information
Fellowship Award: $8,000.00
Number of openings: 2
Timeframe: Summer 2022
Eligibility: Graduate date of March 2023 or later
For the past 6 years, the JCK Foundation has supported a psychiatric outreach program in the rural area of Kabale. In the course of one month, about 280 patients are treated. The staff includes 1 psychiatrist, 1 psychiatric nurse, and 4 village health workers. Medication is purchased from local pharmacies. The staff provides diagnostic exams, medical treatments, and counseling. The patients arrive primarily on foot, often walking 5-10 miles. The JCK foundation funds the plan which includes medication at cost of $8000 per annum.
Centinary Gervase is the Clinical Officer who is in charge of designing and running the program. Dr. Stephen Kelly of the JCK Foundation has worked with Mr. Gervase for over 10 years to build a medical clinic and OB-GYN Clinic in Kabale, Uganda. At this time, Dr. Gervase is enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at Kabale University.
The JCK Clinic Uganda seeks 2 students to conduct an in-depth analysis of the outreach program. In addition, Drs. Gervase and Kelly are interested in establishing an ongoing relationship between Harvard Chan and JCK Clinic Uganda to create a sustainable curriculum and program for future students. Mental health issues that are of interest to the Uganda team are noted in this article.
Dr. Kelly and the Uganda clinic team will develop project details with the selected students, as well as length of stay, accommodations, academic objectives and other arrangements. The linked article provides additional context for issues of interest to the clinical team.
The Fellow will be expected to spend 4-6 weeks in Uganda, in addition to preparation meetings and post-travel work to complete any deliverables. The Fellow will also participate in the Community Engaged Learning cohort, based at Harvard Chan.
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