Johann Ebenezer

Job role: 
Psychiatrist
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Johann Ebenezer is a psychiatrist who was trained at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He founded the psychiatry department at Padhar Hospital, a rural Lutheran mission hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India. He started a rural community mental health project here called "Project Shifa" in 2014, which was nominated as a finalist for the BMJ Awards South Asia 2016 in the category "excellence in primary care delivery". He now hopes to be involved in starting distance education courses in mental health for primary care doctors, nurses and lay health workers. 

Approach: 
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
India

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Project Shifa: The Community Mental Health project of Padhar Hospital

This program involves a new family level screening tool and care provided through lay workers and family.
Region: 
Asia
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Disorder: 
All disorders