Piloting the train-the-trainer course

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A main goal of the MEGA project is to integrate mental health into primary health care in South Africa and Zambia through the means of education. To reach this goal we are planning to train nurses in the use of a brief mental health screening tool for assessing mental health problems in young people. Read More

Partner meeting in Riga

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The 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 2018 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 tradition 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 the 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 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 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