Malawi: Consortium Introduces Online Lessons to Address Shortage of Psychosocial Support Providers

[Nyasa Times] In an effort to bridge a gap in mental health and psychosocial services in Malawi, a consortium of Ticia Counseling Centre, DMI-St John the Baptist University and the Ministry of Health have introduced online classes in Counselling and Psychotherapy and HIV Testing and Testing Counselling.
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