Michael Ede

Job role: 
Advocacy Officer
Member type: 
Service User Representative/Advocate
Brief Biography: 

Ede Michael, I started my Public Health Career from Senior Secondary school one (SS1) when a guardian that I was living with disclosed to me of his HIV status, and took me with him to support group of people living HIV/AIDS in Nigeria called Unique Aid Support group now known as Unique Aid Foundation. After my Secondary School, I proceeded to Polytechnic, where I obtained my national Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Accounting went for my compulsory Youth Services. I Joined same support group as one of their Adherence Support, and from there I was referred to Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria where I'm presently serving as Advocacy Officer. My interest on mental Health, presently I have an Elder Sister who have been battling with Mental health challenges for the past 20years and I have some friends who are PLHIV and as well have mental health Issues. We came together and form a support group called Body and soul where I'm presently a Secretary. We are helping ourselves in terms of Advocacy to stakeholders, and seeking for partnership to drive patient led intervention for mental health problem.

Policy and legislation
Empowerment and service user involvement
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders