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SPARK mhGAP training for the CIDD pilot

As part of efforts to pilot test the Community Identification of Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) tool, the SPARK Kenya team organised two multi-day session capacity-building events to train health professionals.

They were trained on the identification of children with developmental disabilities using principles from the World Health Organization’s mental health Gap in Action (mhGAP) programme.

The first session, from the 15th to the 17th of February 2023, was a joint virtual training session for professionals in Kilifi and Nairobi, attended by 10 talented individuals in Nairobi. The second was held in person in Nairobi on the 5th of April and in Kilifi on the 30th of May 2023. These aimed to increase the diagnostic capacity and management of developmental disorders and were attended by nurses, clinicians, government programme coordinators and education officers

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