Our Approach
  1. Develop a strategy to train and test evidence-based mental health care delivered by a locally available workforce
  2. Evaluate strategies for scaling up mental health care in a sustainable manner


SMART-DAPPER is a Kenya-based study of treatment in primary care for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treatment options include counseling and medication. The findings will inform expansion of treatment capacity for these major mental health problems.


The Mental Health, HIV and Domestic Violence (MIND) Study tested a scalable, sustainable strategy for treating depression and trauma-related disorders among HIV+ women affected by gender-based violence (GBV) in Western Kenya, integrating care within an HIV clinic.


The Law, Advocacy and Mental Health Project (LAMP) took place between March and October 2017. The study evaluated the mental health of survivors of GBV seeking integrated legal services from the International Federation for Women Lawyers (IFWL; in Spanish, FIDA) in Western Kenya, a region of Sub-Saharan Africa with a high prevalence of GBV and few services.