Links to articles and books related to Mental Health in Zanzibar:
The primary research on mental illness in Zanzibar was carried out by Juli McGruder. This is reported on in a book called Crazy like Us by Ethan Watters. You can read it online through this link
or buy it on Amazon Here It is really worth reading the whole book, it is fascinationg.
You can see Juli McGruder give a lecture ‘ Interogating the WHO Finding of a More Benign Schizophrenia in Poor Countries: Lessons from Zanzibar’
‘The Americanisation of Mental Illness‘ is an article by Ethan Watters that is a condensed version of Crazy Like us if you don’t have time to read the book.
Link to an Unreported World Program about the treatment of women accused of being witches in Tanzania. (This is not a problem in Zanzibar)
An article on the role of witch doctors in Tanzanian society
Developing and implementing mental health policy in Zanzibar, a low income country off the coast of East Africa
Friendship Bench is an African initiative for combating depression using a CBT approach
Mental Health in Zanzibar Powerpoint Presentation