Sylvester Katontoka

Job role: 
National Coordinator: Human Rights Activist
Member type: 
Service User Representative/Advocate
Brief Biography: 

Mr. Sylvester Katontoka from Zambia a Laureate of the Award 2008. Mental Health Users Network of Zambia ( MHUNZA)  National Coordinator was diagnosed with depression  in 1996.

In 2006, founded the User network with a call to promote the human rights of persns with mental disorders. Special focus is is as follows:

1.Awareness raising on mental health issues.

2.Law reorms, Policies and Programmes.

3. Research

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Setting: 
Community
School
Primary care
Specialist care
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disability
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
Zambia

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