Partner meeting in Riga

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MEGA partner meeting in Riga marked the end of the 1st year of the project and many important decisions were made regarding further development of the mobile application as well as the training and data-collection phases of the project. It took place from the 14th to the 16th of November with partners from Finland, Germany, Zambia and South Africa visiting Riga Technical University (RTU) to continue working on the project that commenced in October 2017.

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Meet the team – RTU

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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the largest science-based university in the Baltic States. RTU trademark is high quality internationally competitive engineering education based on more than a century-and-a-half old academic traditions appropriate to meet new technological challenges. Read More

Free State Provincial Health Research Day

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It is clear that there is need for more training on mental health issues for nurses in public health care according to the very preliminary findings from MEGA project survey conducted in the Mangaung Municipality. This was our message in the 7th Annual Free State Provincial Health Research Day held on 9 November 2018, at the University of the Free State.  Read More

Meet the team – HAW

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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. Close ties with prospective employers and relevant industries guarantee for a curriculum that reflects current developments in the field.  HAW offers 42 Bachelor’s degree courses, 32 Master’s degree courses, in fields such as Public Health, Social Work, Nursing and a number of Engineering related subjects. There are nearly 17,000 students, with around 2300 foreign students from over 100 nations.

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MEGA coordinator meeting with Zambian partners

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Representatives of the MEGA project coordinator organization visited Lusaka, Zambia, in late May 2018. The purpose of the visit was to meet all team members from the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU), to plan together the MEGA project partner meeting that took place in August 2018 and to conduct a clinical expert panel interview in Chilenje level 1 hospital. Read More

The MEGA project group heard experts’ voices as the first research phase in promoting the mental health of adolescents

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The MEGA project started the data collection involved in phase I in the study by using an expert panel as the study method. The panel was held to validate the MEGA study instruments that will be used to map primary health care workers’ educational needs in South Africa and Zambia. The expert panel was organized in two phases at the University of Free State, Bloemfontein, SA and the University of Zambia, Lusaka in April–May 2018. Read More

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Partner meeting at UFS

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The objective of the 3-year MEGA project is to develop an assessment tool to be used on smartphone to help treat mental health problems of children and adolescents and to introduce the tool in practice. The application will be designed to be as easy to use as possible, so that primary health care centers in rural areas benefit from it as well. The project will train the use of the application in universities, which in turn will train healthcare staff in South Africa and Zambia. The project also involves research activities: one doctoral dissertation and Master student theses. Read More

MEGA project TUAS team

Meet the team – TUAS

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In our MEGA project team we have wide range of expertise from Europe, South-Africa and Zambia. Turku University of Applied Science, leading partner, has shown great expertise of running EU-funded projects and developing mental health education and services. Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) is a multidisciplinary educational community of around 9000 students and 700 staff members. It is located in Southwest Finland but nowadays we operate globally in various development activities. It offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in the faculty of Health and Well-being. Read More