Bringing Mental Health Access Improvements to Life: A Celebration of Impact and a Brighter Future for Kenya Residents

It is exciting to share continued progress the MTRH Nawiri Recovery & Skills Centre in Eldoret, Kenya, is making to help improve access to mental health services as Kenya’s first recovery home and skills-building center for adults with severe mental health disorders.

The Nawiri Centre, which opened its doors in 2021, was built with one of the first grants awarded by the Astellas Global Health Foundation since the Foundation’s inception in 2018. The grant supports the groundbreaking mental health efforts of the Nawiri Centre led by the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) through the Indiana University Center for Global Health Equity and in partnership with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH).

After the Centre’s opening, an additional Foundation grant has enabled an expanded impact in neighboring areas with MTRH staff-led efforts that are helping and empowering an additional 200,000 adults and adolescents in area communities. This outreach includes staff members providing critical medical support and training that are transforming the abilities of residents with mental health conditions to live as proud and respected members of their communities.

“This partnership has had such an incredible impact, and it is going to help others want to do this same work in other locations where it’s desperately needed,” shared Angelique Lewis, Vice President of the Foundation.

Enjoy these videos as well as two additional features and videos published earlier this year (see News section ) to learn more from the Foundation and AMPATH staff about how these latest efforts we proudly support are helping improve access to health and positively contribute to a more sustainable world.