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2020 WINNER

Dixon Chibanda

Friendship Bench Global

Dixon Chibanda    

An evidence based psychological therapy delivered by trained community grandmothers (lay health workers) from wooden park benches.

ABOUT Friendship Bench Global

The Project: Friendship Bench Global

The Big Picture:
Dr Dixon Chibanda created Friendship Bench Global to provide care for people suffering from anxiety and depression. Grandmothers, specially trained in cognitive behavior hold sessions on wooden park benches – easily accessible to the community. Today, 700 grandma health workers have treated over 70,000 patients across Zimbabwe. The vision? More access in more countries – and go digital too. That’s where you can help.

Discover the safe spaces that Friendship Bench creates – and see how you can support them.

I’m here for you. Would you like to share your story with me?

Dixon Chibanda

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