Mental Health System Strengthening in Zimbabwe
Speaker: Khameer Kidia, MPhil
Kham Kidia was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is devoted to improving health systems in his home country. He is the co-founder and executive director of Kushinga, a Zimbabwean nonprofit working on mental health systems strengthening through research, advocacy, and capacity building. Kham has experience conducting and leading policy-relevant anthropological research in HIV mental health, especially among adolescents. His work has been published in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Psychiatry, AIDS, and PLoS Medicine and has been featured in the media on BBC News. He holds a BA in French literature from Princeton University, an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and will graduate from Mount Sinai with an MD this year.